Around 1,000 vehicles attended Irvine Beach Park on Sunday evening for the latest in a series of car cruise events.

Officers from the Irvine Locality Policing Team and Ayrshire Division Roads Policing Unit were on patrol in the area to engage with visitors, promote road safety and ensure compliance with speed limits in the area.

Twenty four people came to the attention of officers for a variety of offences including a driver reported to the Procurator Fiscal for dangerous driving after allegedly being observed driving at speeds in excess of 60mph in a 30mph zone at Fullarton Street, Irvine and a man found in possession of alleged class B drugs.

Seven drivers were detected foralleged speeding offences in a built up area (speeds up to 52mph in a 30mph zone) and six out with a built up area (speeds up to 94mph in a 70mph zone).

Seven drivers were issued fixed penalty notices for allegedly driving vehicles with no front number plates displayed.

Sergeant Jason Peter, of the Irvine Locality Policing Team, said: “The Cruise Irvine events attract an audience from across the country – it was a pleasure to speak with so many people who have a keen interest in their vehicles and meeting with others who share their interest.

“Unfortunately a minority appear determined to spoil the event for the majority by driving at excess speed, using vehicles without a valid driving licence or insurance or drawing attention to themselves on route to the event.

“We received a number of calls reporting concern for the way in which vehicles were being driven in other parts of Ayrshire and later traced those vehicles at the Beach Park event - this draws negative attention to the event.

“We give advance warning of our presence at the event and on the surrounding road network – all road users have a responsibility to ensure they do so safely and we will take action against those who jeopardise the safety of others.

“To the majority I would say that together we must send a strong message to those who continue to risk the safety of road users and encourage them to look at how their behaviour impacts on others.

“We will engage with event organisers and continue to patrol local roads as part of our commitment to keeping people safe.”

Anyone with specific concerns is encouraged to contact Police Scotland by calling 101. In an emergency always dial 999.