A man suffered serious facial injuries during a gang attack at his home in East Ayrshire.
The 37-year-old victim was set upon by four men after answering his door in Kilmarnock’s Bonnyton Road between 6am and 7am on Friday.
Police said the men went inside the house and proceeded to assault the victim before making off in an unknown direction.
The man was treated at University Hospital Crosshouse and later discharged.
Detective sergeant Lianne Kelly, from Kilmarnock CID, said: “This is believed to have been a targeted attack on the victim and extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace the men responsible.
“We are appealing for anyone who was in the surrounding area around the time of the incident, and noticed four men making off from Bonnyton Road or anything at all suspicious, to please come forward.
“We would also urge any motorists with dashcams, who were travelling through the junction at Bonnyton Road and Munro Road during this time, to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance.”
If you have any information, call 101.