A WOMAN has been arrested and charged for alleged threatening and abusive behaviour towards staff in an Ayr shop.

Police were called by staff at a store at Content Street around 4pm on Sunday, January 19.

A 37-year-old woman is said to have entered the store when she became abusive towards staff.

Staff contacted the police and the woman made off where she was traced nearby and arrested and charged.

The woman is expected to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court today.