A man is in hospital with serious head and spinal injuries after paramedics found him outside a house in Ayrshire.
The 39-year-old was discovered injured on Lochside Road, Ayr, at around 10.30am on Wednesday.
The Scottish Ambulance Service called police who have launched an investigation into how the man suffered the severe wounds.
Officers carried out door-to-door enquiries, are reviewing CCTV and have asked anyone who was in the area between 6.30am and 10.30am on Wednesday to contact them.
At the time of the incident, the man 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, 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 can contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 0901 of September 22, 2021.