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Breaking: Police appealing for information after attempted murder in Saltcoats


Detectives are appealing for information after a man was attacked in the Saltcoats area of Ayrshire in the early hours of Monday 29 October 2018.

Around 12.30am a 28 year old man was walking on Ashdale Avenue when a small black five door hatchback car pulled up beside him.

Three men with weapons got out of the vehicle and proceeded to assault him.

The suspects the got back into the vehicle and made off in an unknown direction.

The victim managed to get to a nearby property where the householders called emergency services.

He was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital before being transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment to arm and torso injuries. Medical staff describe his condition as serious but stable.

Detectives are treating the incident as attempted murder and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Mick Carr from Saltcoats CID said: “Extensive enquiries are underway to establish a motive for this violent incident and trace the despicable individuals responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Ashdale Avenue just after midnight this morning who may have witnessed a disturbance, or anything at all suspicious, to please get in touch.

“In particular I would like to hear from any motorists with dashcams who were in the area, in case they have captured footage which could be of significance to the investigation.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Saltcoats CID via 101, quoting incident number 0077 of Monday 29 October 2018. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”

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