A MAN has been left in a "critical condition" in hospital after being struck by a car in Beith at the weekend.

And police are now appealing for more information from the public as they try to piece together exactly what happened.

Police say that at around 12.10am on Sunday, February 26, a 25-year-old man was crossing Eglinton Street in the town when he was struck by Honda Civic being driven by a 19-year-old man.

Police and ambulance personnel attended and the pedestrian was taken by Ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, where staff describe his condition as critical.

Sergeant Stewart Taylor said: “I believe that the area was quite busy at the time of the crash with people leaving the nearby pubs.

"I would ask anyone who witnessed to this crash, who  has not yet spoken to police, or anyone with information that may assist our investigation to contact us.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who was driving in the area who may have dash-cam footage.

“Information should be passed to road policing officers through 101 quoting reference number 0046 of February 26.”