Man dies after five people take unwell at house party

Three men and two women were taken to hospital on Saturday night

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A man has died after falling ill at a house party in Kilmarnock where four others were left requiring hospital treatment.

The incident took place at an address in New Farm Loch, at around 6.40pm on Saturday night.

The 30-year-old was taken to Crosshouse Hospital by ambulance, however medical staff were unable to save him and he was pronounced dead on Sunday morning.

Four others who were also in attendance at the house in the area’s Balfour Court, two men aged 23 and 35 and two women aged 24 and 26, also all reported feeling unwell and were taken to hospital for treatment.

Police Scotland confirmed the death and say they are investigating.

A spokesman for the force said: “Around 6.40pm on Saturday, November 28, police were called to a report of four people taken unwell within a house in Balfour Court, Kilmarnock.

“Officers attended and a further two people who had been in the house were traced by police.

“Three men aged 23, 30 and 35 and two women aged 24 and 26 were taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital.

“The 30 year-old man died within Crosshouse Hospital on Sunday, November 29.

“Police enquiries are continuing. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death, however, there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.”