A man was found seriously injured in a residential street in Ayr on Wednesday morning [September 22].

Police were called to assist the ambulance service who were attending to a man found injured in Lochside Road around 10.30am.

The 39-year-old had sustained serious head and spinal injuries and was taken to hospital, where he remains receiving treatment.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish how he came to suffer such injuries.

Officers are currently making door-to-door enquiries and are reviewing available CCTV footage.

Anyone who may have been in the Lochside Road area between 6.30 am and 10.30 am on Wednesday morning, and may have seen the man, are asked to contact the police.

He was wearing blue shorts, blue trainers, a t-shirt and black puffer-style jacket, a black baseball cap, and dark-rimmed glasses.

Detective Sergeant Craig Semple from Ayr Police Station said: “This man was found with very serious injuries and we are investigating how he came to sustain these.

“He was found outside a property on Lochside Road, near to the junction with Lawson Street.

"I’d ask anyone who was in this area and who saw the man, or has information on how he came to sustain his injuries, to contact police as soon as possible to help our investigation.”

Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 0901 of 22 September 2021.