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Man badly hurt during attempted murder in Irvine

A street attack in North Ayrshire which left a man seriously injured is being treated as attempted murder.

The 35-year-old was found in Dickson Drive, Irvine, by two members of the public at about 00:55 on Thursday.

He underwent surgery at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, where he is in a critical but stable condition.

Officers are carrying out door-to-door inquiries and checking CCTV in an attempt to find out how the man came about his injuries.

Det Insp John Hogg, of Strathclyde Police, said: "Our inquiries are at a very early stage, and we have been unable so far to speak to the victim due to his critical condition.

"We know that two members of the public found him on Dickson Drive near to the Coach and Horses public house and we believe that he was in the Neil Avenue area earlier the previous night.

"We are unsure at this time where the attack took place.

"I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Dickson Drive or Neil Avenue earlier on Wednesday night or the early part of Thursday morning, who may have seen or heard a disturbance or seen the victim around the times he was found by the two members of the public."

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