AN EXPLOSIVE device was discovered behind the Heads of Ayr Farm Park on Saturday.

Bomb disposal experts were called to deal with the mechanism, after a member of the public found what appeared to be an old mortar bomb, near Dunure Road on Saturday, April 7 at 9.30pm

Police put a cordon around the area and an explosive ordnance disposal team was sent to the scene. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said the device was assessed and then safely detonated.