A MAN has been rushed to hospital after sustaining a serious injury while working in Saltcoats.

Emergency crews rushed to Stanley Road in the town shortly after 3pm after being made aware of the incident.

Both police and specialised ambulance crews headed to the scene, where a 41-year-old male had been "seriously injured".

Police Scotland were able to confirm this, and that the man has now been transported to hospital.

A force spokesperson said:  “Around 3.15pm on Friday, May 19, 2023, police were made aware of a 41-year-old being serious injured whilst working in the Stanley Road area of Saltcoats.

"He has been taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by ambulance for treatment.”

While the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) added that they dispatched one ambulance, the Resuscitation Rapid Response Unit and a trauma team to the scene.

An SAS spokesperson said: “We received a call at 1459 hours today to attend an incident.

"We dispatched one ambulance, a 3RU unit, our trauma team and an air ambulance to the scene.

"We transported one male patient to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.”