A MAN and his neighbour were attacked by two armed men in Ayrshire.

Police said a 33-year-old man was attacked in Haycocks Road, Stevenston, at 10.30 pm on Sunday.

His neighbour saw what was happened and went to his aid but was also attacked.

The suspects then fled.

Both are said to be in their 20s. One man is further described as heavy and was wearing a white hooded top.

Emergency services were called and the victims were taken to Crosshouse Hospital for treatment.

The 33-year-old man remains in hospital where medical staff described his condition as stable.

The 29 year old man was treated for a serious head injury and has since been released.

Detective Inspector Mick Carr from Saltcoats CID said: “This was a violent attack which left two men badly injured and extensive enquiries are underway to trace the people responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the Haycocks Road area last night around 2230 hours and witnessed a disturbance or anything suspicious to please get in touch.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Saltcoats CID via 101."