POLICE have locked down a section of land in Ayr following reports of an assault on a 41-year-old woman.

Cops received a report early this morning that a woman had been assaulted near to Craigie Road, Ayr, near to the Ayr Racecourse.

Investigations are at a very early stage and detectives are trying to establish exactly what happened.

The area will remain taped off as police carry out enquiries.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "We received reports of a woman being assaulted in the early hours of this morning in Craigie Road, Ayr.

"Investigations are being carried out into the full circumstances and we will update when possible."