Man attacked and killed in street ‘for absolutely no reason’

Police investigating murder in Dalry, North Ayrshire, on Sunday night.

Man attacked and killed in street ‘for absolutely no reason’ © Google Maps 2022
The man was attacked in Dalry, North Ayrshire.

A young man has died after being attacked on the street in North Ayrshire.

The 23-year-old was walking along St Margaret Avenue in Dalry when he was attacked at around 9.05pm on Sunday night.

Paramedics attended but the man died at the scene. 

Officers say the attacker can only be described at this time as being white and wearing a dark jacket.

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Detective Inspector Stephen McCulloch of Saltcoats CID, said: “This young man would appear to have been attacked and killed for absolutely no reason other than being in the same place as the man at the same time.

“There were a number of people in the street who came to the man’s aid and called for an ambulance and we believe we have managed to speak to most of them, however, we would still appeal to anyone who was there but who has not yet come forward to police to get in touch.

“I’d also ask for motorists who may have dash-cams to check their footage from the street around the area, maybe between 8.50 pm and 9.10 pm, and to call police as well.”

Information can be passed to officers at Saltcoats Police Station via 101 quoting reference number 3404 of Sunday, 10 October, 2021.  Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.