A 24-year-old man was arrested for assaulting police after reports of an incident involving a knife.

Two males were later traced by officers following the call out to Caldon Road just after 9am today.

No weapons were found at the scene but one of the men was then arrested for attacking an officer and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

A Police Scotland spokeperson said: "At 9.18am on Thursday, August 1, police were called to an incident in Caldon Road, Irvine involving two males, one of whom had a knife.

"Two males were traced. No weapons were found however one 24-year-old male was arrested for police assault and threatening and abusive behaviour."