A MAN appeared in court last week after jumping out of the window of a Troon flat to escape a fire.

Two fire engines, a police car and an ambulance were called to Donald Crescent on May 8, after fire ripped through the property.

The fire service arrived just after 8:30pm and a spokesman for Scottish Fire and Rescue later confirmed: “A total of two appliances were mobilised to the scene. Upon arrival, firefighters found a well-developed fire within the first floor and wore breathing apparatus as they battled the flames with powerful hoses.

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“The fire was extinguished and a male casualty was treated by paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”

A joint investigation between Scottish Fire and Rescue and Police Scotland has been launched to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

The person who jumped from the window was named as 49-year-old Steven Dempsey and he sustained minor injuries from the fall.

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He was arrested at the scene for behaving in a threatening manner and struggling with police officers. 

It is claimed that he later appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court for the offence, as well as shouting and swearing at accident and emergency at Ayr Hospital.

Sentence has been deferred for reports and he has been detained in custody.