A man has been found dead in Irvine with police probing the circumstances of the tragedy.

Police received reports of a man lying unconscious down an embankment at the Merryvale Roundabout behind Burger King just before 1pm today [Monday, November 16].

However, the man was found dead on arrival with officers still trying to establish his identity and how he died.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 12.55pm on Monday, November 16, 2020 police were informed of a man lying unconscious within bushes near to Merryvale Roundabout, Riverway. Irvine.

“Police attended and the man was found to be dead.

“Enquiries are ongoing to clarify the identity of the man and establish the circumstances of how he came to be there."

Police can be contacted on 101 - in an emergency always dial 999.