A man has been arrested after two incidents of doorstep crime in Irvine.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged in relation to two recent frauds commited over the weekend.

The incidents of doorstep crime took place on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 2018.

Enquiries by Irvine police led to the arrest on Tuesday, May 1.

The man was held in police custody to appear at Court and a full report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

PC Johnson, Preventions and Interventions Officer for North Ayrshire, said: “We are committed to tackling incidents of doorstep crime and working with our partners and communities to do so.

“This arrest follows an extensive police enquiry involving local officers, detectives and our Priority Policing Team with support from our partners.

“We would encourage everyone to remain vigilant and not to deal with cold callers at your home offering to sell goods or services.

“We are asking everyone to review our doorstep safety advice, to look out for neighbours, pass the information to family and friends and to report anything that appears suspicious.”

Suspicious activity and criminality should be reported immediately to Police Scotland by calling 101 (in an emergency always dial 999).

Information on those involved in doorstep crime can be passed to Police Scotland or to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.