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Man's face slashed in Irvine street attack

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Image caption The attack happened on Dickson Drive

A man's face has been slashed in a serious assault in North Ayrshire.

The 27-year-old was walking along Dickson Drive in Irvine at about 00:25 on Friday when he was approached from behind by a man who then assaulted him.

The victim was taken to Crosshouse Hospital where he received treatment for a cut to his face. He was later released.

The suspect was described as being a white man with a local accent, who was wearing dark clothes.

Det Con Fionntan Rankin, of Police Scotland. said: "At this time inquiries are ongoing to establish more detail on this attack and to trace the man responsible.

"I would urge any witnesses, or anyone with information that may assist the police investigation to contact Police Scotland."

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