A MAN was alleged to be speeding near Prestwick Airport last week.

Police were carrying out checks on the A79 at around 3pm on Wednesday, March 6 when they stopped the 34-year-old claimed to be driving in excess of the speed limit.

The area near the airport has been surveyed regularly in recent times with several reports of speeding there.

Officers observed a white Vauxhall with a speed detection device. They thereafter cautioned and charged the man and advised him he was being reported to the Procurator Fiscal.