Detectives have launched an attempted murder investigation after a woman was left in hospital following a house fire in North Ayrshire.
Police were called to McKinlay Crescent, Irvine, at around 4.20am on Saturday after receiving reports of a fire being set at a property in the street.
A 59-year-old woman was taken to University Hospital Crosshouse, near Kilmarnock, and has since been discharged.
The incident is being treated as attempted murder.
Officers have appealed for anyone with any information into the incident to come forward.
Detective constable Sandy McBreen of Saltcoats Police Station said: “Inquiries are ongoing into this incident which is being treated as attempted murder.
“If you were in the area of McKinlay Crescent between 3.40am and 4am on Saturday morning and saw anything suspicious, or have any information that may assist our investigation, please contact officers as soon as possible.
“We are keen to obtain any dash cam footage from motorists in the area between these times, in case they have captured anything that may be helpful to this inquiry.
“Information should be passed to 101 quoting reference number 0663 of May 6. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”
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