A 66-year-old man has died following an attack in Saltcoats on Tuesday night.

The man, named locally as Henry Lee, succumbed to his injuries in Crosshouse Hospital today (Thursday).

Police released a statement last night saying that they had detained a 16-year-old in connection with the incident and he was due to appear in court today charged with attempted murder.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "The 66-year-old man succumbed to his injuries in hospital earlier today. Relatives are aware.

"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."