A Dalry father has described the brave efforts of his 17-year-old son who was first at the scene of a fatal attack on his doorstep last night.

Single father Kenny Bone lives opposite the scene of last night's brutal attack where a 23-year-old man tragically lost his life.

Named locally as Sean McKay, the young father was pronounced dead at the scene after being attacked for 'no reason' on St Margaret's Drive.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald:

Kenny's eldest, 17-year-old Andrew, was one of the first at the scene, and he attempted to save the life of the injured man. 

He told the Herald Andrew spotted the victim after returning from the shop. He said: “He ran in and said, you need to come and help. This guy's lying on the ground.

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“He had been stabbed in the middle of the grass just facing our house.

"He was trying to stop the bleeding on the boy. He had the towels out, trying to stop the bleeding but he bled out on the street.

"It seemed like a long time until the police or the ambulance was there.

"My boy tried to do CPR on him to keep him alive. He was still alive when we were there initially.

"The police came and took over."

Andrew was later taken to Saltcoats Police Station where he assisted police with forensics.

Kenny continued: "What I was concerned about was the boy got taken to Saltcoats police station last night, for a forensic search.

"They took all his clothes, his shoes, and his trackies, everything, he came back home with a police-issued jogger suit. The boy hasn’t even got a pair of shoes.

"He is very quiet today."

This follows a second incident on Saturday night where a 17-year-old was stabbed in the back three times on the same street. The victim Sam Auld went to school with Andrew.  

“It’s a wee village, everybody knows each other, the word on the street it is a related incident.

"That’s twice in two nights. The tents and forensics are here now."

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However, police have said the incidents are not connected. 

Detective Inspector Stephen McCulloch, Saltcoats CID, is leading the investigation. He said: "This young man would appear to have been attacked and killed for absolutely no reason other than being in the same place as the man at the same time.

"There were a number of people in the street who came to the man's aid and called for an ambulance and we believe we have managed to speak to most of them, however, we would still appeal to anyone who was there but who has not yet come forward, to police to get in touch.

"I'd also ask for motorists who may have dash-cams to check their footage from the street around the area, maybe between 8.50 pm and 9.10 pm, and to call the police as well."

Information can be passed to officers at Saltcoats Police Station via 101 quoting reference number 3404 of Sunday, 10 October, 2021. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.