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Two Men Seriously Injured In Attempted Murder
Two men have been seriously injured in a violent attack in Stevenston.
Officers were called to a disturbance within a property on Misk Knowes at about 15:15 on Saturday.
A 30 year-old man and a 52 year-old were found seriously injured and police are treating it as attempted murder.
The 30 year-old man was released after receiving treatment for a serious injury.
The 52 year-old's in a critical condition in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Detective Inspector Alan McAlpine said: "Enquiries are ongoing at this time to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.
"Local residents may have heard a disturbance within the property or just outside at the time of the incident.
"This was a violent attack which has resulted in a man sustaining life threatening injuries.
"We have conducted a number of door to door interviews in the area and continue to seek information from the public to trace the person responsible."
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