Part of A77 closed for police investigation after body found in Ayrshire layby

The body was found on Saturday.

Part of the A77 outside Ayr has been closed for police investigation following the discovery of a body in a layby on Saturday 25 July.

The body of a 46-year-old man was found in a car parked in a layby near the Holmston Roundabout at around 6pm on Saturday.

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Police are investigating the death, which is being treated as unexplained.

The A77 will be closed both ways until 3.30pm.The A77 will be closed both ways until 3.30pm.
The A77 will be closed both ways until 3.30pm.

Officers have appealed for witnesses with any information about the incident to come forward.

The body was found in a blue Ford Fiesta with the registration LA56 HZN, which was parked in a layby on the northbound carriageway of the road near Dalmilling Golf Course.

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The car was seen in the layby at 7am on Saturday, but was not there at 7pm the day before.

Picture: Traffic ScotlandPicture: Traffic Scotland
Picture: Traffic Scotland

As part of police inquiries the A77 has been closed both ways between the Whitletts and Holmston roundabouts for collision investigation work.

The road is due to reopen at 3.30pm on Tuesday 28 July.

Detective Inspector Nathan Calderwood of Ayrshire CID said: "We are working to establish the full circumstances which led to this incident and would appeal to anyone who noticed the vehicle at any time prior to 7am on Saturday to let us know."I would ask anyone who was on the road overnight between Friday and Saturday and may have dashcam footage to review this and pass on anything which may be of use."Anyone who may have seen the vehicle or who has any other information can contact police on 101, quoting incident 3105 of 25 July."

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