Police launched a murder inquiry today following the death of a man found injured in a street.

The 22-year-old was discovered hurt in a road in Beith, North Ayrshire, yesterday evening.He was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital, in Kilmarnock, but he died later the same day.A Strathclyde Police spokeswoman said: "Following a post-mortem examination today, police are now treating the death as murder."The force appealed to anyone who may have information relating to the death of the man, who was found in Meadowside, near Cedar Avenue.The victim was discovered at about 6.45pm and police want to hear from anyone who was in the area between 6.15pm and 7pm.

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