A couple were rushed to hospital after being attacked by two masked-men armed with a knife and hammer in their own home.

Police confirmed they attended an address in Seaton Terrace at 10.35pm last night [Thursday, January 14] after a man and woman both aged 30 were both injured in the shocking assault.

The Times was told masked men entered the house with weapons demanding money, before attacking the man with a hammer and reportedly cut the woman's ear. 

The pair were taken to Crosshouse Hospital for treatment to their injuries and later released.

CID have since appealed for any information to help trace the thugs. 

Detective Constable Lee Duncan, of Saltcoats CID said: “This couple were attacked within their own home, a place where they should feel safe.

“We are carrying out enquiries in the area but would appeal for anyone who was around Seaton Terrace late last night, or who may have dash-cam or home security footage to get in touch with us. You may have the information that can help us.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 3433 of Thursday 14 January 2021. Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.

Police can be contacted on 101 - in an emergency always dial 999.