POLICE have named the 21-year-old biker who died following a fatal crash in Ayrshire on Wednesday, November 8, night.

Darrel Sturgeon was not found until over nine hours after officers were made aware of an incident on the Cloyntie Toll Bridge area of Straiton.

Police were initially alerted of the incident shortly after 10pm on the Wednesday evening after receiving an automated message from a mobile phone that there had been a crash at the location.

Officers attended, carried out a thorough search of the area and made a number of additional enquiries.

However, it was not until they received further information at around 7.30am the following day [Thursday November 9] that a red, blue and white Honda CBR600F motorcycle was discovered by officers off the B741, near Straiton having been involved in a crash.

Darrel Sturgeon, was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin are aware. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

Police say that extensive enquiries are ongoing and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal - as they now look to the public to assist in their investigations.

Inspector Craig Beaver, from Ayrshire Road Policing Unit said: “Our enquiries into the circumstances of what happened are under way and our thoughts are with Darrel’s family and friends.

"I would appeal to anyone who may have seen a red, blue and white Honda CBR600F motorcycle in Crosshill, Maybole and Straiton areas.

"I'm also appealing to anyone who witnessed the crash or who may have dash-cam footage to contact us as soon as possible, as you may have captured something that could assist our investigation.

"Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4082 of November 8, 2023."