A woman has died and a man has been arrested following reports of a disturbance in Ayr.

Police were called to Whitletts Road in the town on Saturday afternoon, and found a woman dead within the home. 

The death is currently being treated as unexplained, and a 70-year-old man has since been arrested. 

Officers remain on the scene and enquiries are ongoing. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 4.45pm on Saturday, March 2, police were called to an address on Whitletts Road, Ayr, following a report of a disturbance.

“On police arrival, a woman was found deceased within the house.

“At this time her death is being treated as unexplained pending the outcome of a post mortem.

“A 70-year-old man has been arrested following the incident.

“Officers remain at the scene and enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing.”