A MAN was seriously assaulted in Prestwick at the weekend.

The 20-year-old victim was left with serious facial injuries that require surgery after a group of men attacked him near to the 'Crystal' Chinese takeaway shop on Main Street.

Police say the man was with friends at around 10.30pm on Saturday, September 21 when the group approached him.

One of these men punched him in the face causing him to fall to the ground. The gang then made off along Main Street.

The injured man attended Crosshouse Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment for a serious facial injury.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, 5ft 10, muscular build and had light brown short hair.

Police in Ayr are continuing enquiries and appealing for information.

Detective Constable Stuart McCulloch at Ayr CID said: “This would appear to be an unprovoked attack which has left a young man with significant facial injuries requiring surgery.

“It is crucial that we trace the man responsible for this senseless attack as soon as possible and I ask anyone who was in the vicinity at this time and either witnessed the assault or has any other information that could assist our enquiries to contact police immediately via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 1288 of 21 September 2019. “