A MAN has been found dead next to a block of flats in Ayr today. 

Police raced to the scene on Maybole Road around 12.35pm where they discovered the body of a man. 

Officers sealed off the block of flats as they carry out inquiries. 

The death is being treated as unexplained. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police can confirm we were called to an address at Maybole Road at 12.35pm following the sudden death of a man."

"The cause of death is unexplained and our inquiries are continuing."