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Three detained over Ayrshire ‘gunman’ reports

Police were called to the village at around midday. Picture: TSPL

Police were called to the village at around midday. Picture: TSPL

THREE people have been taken into custody by police following reports of an armed man in an Ayrshire village.

Officers, supported by dog handlers and a police helicopter, were called to Springside near Irvine just before midday today.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “At around 11.50hrs on Sunday, police received a report of a man in possession of what appeared to be a firearm near Station Drive in Irvine.

“As part of the inquiry the force police helicopter assisted.

“Three people are currently being detained.”

 
 
 

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