Glasgow & West Scotland

Man attacked after Irvine engagement party

A man is being treated for serious head injuries after being attacked at an engagement party in Irvine, Ayrshire.

The 24-year-old was punched and kicked to the ground by two men during a fight at a social club in Harbour Street.

It happened at about 00:25. Police said they were treating the incident as attempted murder.

The man was taken to Crosshouse Hospital and later transferred to the Southern General in Glasgow. His condition was described as critical.

The two suspects were described as white and in their mid 40s.

The first was well built and bald and was wearing jeans, a black jacket and light boots.

Guest list

The second was of slim build and balding and was wearing a blue shirt and jeans.

Det Sgt Ian Ross, who is leading the investigation, said: "There had been an engagement party on at the club and towards the end of the night when the guests were leaving, for some reason there was a fight between the injured man and at least two other people, who we understand were also guests at the party.

"There were over a hundred people at the party and it was spilling out at the time of the attack. We know that a good number of people intervened to try and stop the assault.

"We are currently checking CCTV and going through the guest list, however, in the meantime, I am appealing to those who tried to assist or who were at the party to contact us."

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