A MAN was left hospitalised after a thug broke into his home and attacked him in Ayr.

The 45-year-old victim was left with serious injuries after the yob forced his way into the property on James Street yesterday morning.

He was taken to Ayr Hospital but has since been transferred to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary to treat his damaged hand.

The attacker is described as around 5 ft. 9 – 5 ft. 10 inches in height.

He was wearing a blue coloured baseball cap and black scarf covering his face in attempting to conceal his identity.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and are checking CCTV from around the area for any additional information it can provide.

Detective Constable Janet Ferguson said: “A man has been left with a very serious hand injury and it’s imperative we trace the man responsible.

"At this time, we do not know the motive for the attack but we are in the process of establishing why it took place.

"I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact us, perhaps you were on your way to the local shop for your Sunday paper or out walking your dog. Please, if you have any information, please do call us, small details could prove vital in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call CID officers at Ayr Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 1484 of 29 September 2019.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.