A man will appear at Ayr Sheriff Court after being arrested for alleged theft by shoplifting and being in possession of controlled drugs.

The 28 year old man was arrested after leaving TK Maxx at around 10am last Tuesday.

The shop informed the police via partnership town centre radio link after the store alarm was set off and an area search ensued.

The man was traced and arrested after suspicion of shoplifting and in possession of alleged controlled drugs