A murder investigation has been launched after the death of a man in North Ayrshire.
Alan Lawson died in hospital on Tuesday, and following a post mortem police have launched a murder invesitgation.
Officers established that the 36-year-old was assaulted at a property on Alexander Avenue, Largs, over the weekend of, February 3.
Following initial enquiries police believe the assault to have been a “targeted attack”.
Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Following the incident police confirmed that there will be increased patrols of the area adding that anyone with concerns or information can speak to officers.
Detective Chief Inspector Ally Semple, Major Investigation Team, said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Lawson’s family and friends at this very difficult time. Officers are supporting them as we continue our investigation.
“We believe this was a targeted attack however it’s vital we find out exactly what happened to Alan and I’m appealing to the public for help.
“We’re keen to trace his movements on Saturday, 3 February, and Sunday, 4 February, and find out who he was with.
“Did you see Alan during this time? Perhaps you saw something suspicious in the Alexander Avenue area of Largs.
“We also know Alan was on New England Road, Saltcoats on the evening of Sunday, 4 February, did you see him there? Do you have dashcam or private CCTV footage of these areas which could help?
“Any information, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, please get in touch.
“There will be increased patrols of the area and anyone with concerns or information can speak to officers.
“Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 3304 of February 4. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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