A man is fighting for life after being slashed in an attempted murder in Kilmarnock.
The 28-year-old was attacked near a nursery in Riccarton before making his way to his flat on Jeffrey Street to call an ambulance at around 9pm on Saturday.
He was taken to Crosshouse Hospital with serious injuries including slash wounds and is now in a critical condition.
Police are appealing for witnesses as they work to hunt down the attacker.
Detective sergeant Andrea Templeton, East Ayrshire CID, said: “From our enquiries so far, it appears that the man was attacked to the rear of a nearby nursery school in Craigie Street and then managed to make his way to a flat in Jeffrey Street where an ambulance and police were called.
“At this time we are still trying to establish why he was attacked and so would appeal to anyone who saw what happened, or who may have any information, CCTV or dash-cam footage that may assist our enquiry to come forward.
“Although the area is quite open, it’s near Riccarton Park, there may have been people about who saw what happened or the injured man, who was wearing a dark coloured ‘gilet’ and a grey jumper.”