Glasgow & West Scotland

Ardrossan attack leaves boy permanently scarred

A 15-year-old boy has been left permanently disfigured after being attacked by three men in a house in Ayrshire.

Police said the assault took place in Seton Street, Ardrossan, at about 01:30 on Saturday.

The victim was taken to Crosshouse Hospital where he was treated for head and chest injuries.

Officers have asked for anyone with information about the attack to contact them.

Det Con Jennifer Carruth said: "This was a distressing experience for the young victim and he will be left with permanent disfigurement from his injuries. It is vital that we trace the persons responsible as soon as possible.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at that time and saw anything suspicious or anyone who has any information about this incident to contact police immediately."