A 23-year-old male has been taken to hospital after crashing into a police car near Prestwick Airport last night, Thursday, October 8, causing the A77 to close.

The driver's injures are described as "non-life threatening".

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We can confirm a road crash occurred on the A77 slightly to the north of the Sandyford Roundabout near Ayr shortly after 7.30pm on Thursday, October 8.

"The incident involved a Vauxhall Corsa and a marked police vehicle which was stationary and displaying blue lights at the time.

Ayr Advertiser: A77 was closed following the crash last night.A77 was closed following the crash last night.

"The 23-year-old male driver of the Corsa was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock where his injuries are described as non-life threatening. Nobody else was injured.

"The road was closed until shortly before 11.30pm. Enquiries to establish the full circumstances remain ongoing."