A WANTED man with links to North Ayrshire has been arrested in Paisley, according to police.

Lancashire Police issued an appeal yesterday (May 10) for information from the public about 23-year-old Owen Buck, who was being hunted by cops in connection with allegations of rape, criminal damage, assault and stalking.

Buck's address was listed as Andrew Street in Preston, south of the border, however, police said he had links to Irvine, Stevenston and Dalry.

Officers believed he may have been in Scotland when the initial appeal was issued - and an update from the force today confirmed that he had been arrested in the Paisley area.

Police thanked members of the public for their help following the appeal.