Man seriously injured in Irvine street attack
A 53-year-old man suffered a serious facial injury after being attacked outside shops in Irvine, North Ayrshire.
The man's attacker is believed to have used a sharp weapon in the assault which took place on the town's Caldon Road at about 19:15 on Thursday.
The victim was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock but has since been released.
Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.
DC Ainsley Sweeney, from Saltcoats CID, said: "At this point it is unclear how the victim came about his injuries and inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.
"It appears that he was injured with some sort of sharp implement during an altercation, however it is important that any witnesses come forward to assist with the investigation."