POLICE are appealing for information surrounding a 29-year-old man who was hit by a vehicle in Tarbolton on New Year’s Day.

The hit and run occurred around 10.35pm on Tuesday January 1 at Westport, near to Kirkport in Tarbolton.

The man was hit from behind by an unidentified vehicle which did not stop after the collision and police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Emergency services were called and attended to the man who was subsequently taken to Ayr Hospital and treated for an injury to his face.

Police Constable Mike Prout, Irvine Road Policing Unit, said: "We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and speak to us. There are a number of houses overlooking the area and we believe there were other people in the area at the time.

"We know that a taxi passed by shortly after the incident, so we would appeal for the driver to come forward, you may have information that can help us.

"Anyone who has dash-cam footage from in and around Tarbolton may also be able to help us, if so we would urge you to get in contact."

Anyone with information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 5535 of Tuesday 1 January 2019.