THE body of a man was pulled from the River Irvine this morning.

Police officers were called to the stretch of Annick Water, which runs between Sillars Meadow and the Riverside Hotel, after reports of a body in the water.

Police confirmed that the body of a man was recovered from the water and said enquiries in to discover his identity and cause of death were ongoing. 

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "Police Scotland can confirm that the body of a man was discovered in the River Irvine near Sillars Meadow in Irvine at 9.20am this morning.

"His death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances."