AYRSHIRE police say a Saltcoats man who had been reported missing earlier this week has been traced safe and well.

Police issued a public appeal for information after Brandon Phillips was last seen in the Irvine area at around 1.30am on Monday, September 12.

He is described as 5ft 11in tall, of slim build, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

According to police, when he was last seen he was wearing a black Nike tracksuit top and bottoms.

He is known to frequent the Irvine and Three Towns areas.

Sergeant Thomas Turner said: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for Brandon's welfare and would urge anyone who may have seen him, or has any information on his whereabouts, to contact police.

"Local officers are carrying out extensive enquiries to trace him.

"I would ask that anyone who believes they may have seen Brandon, or who has any other information, contacts us on 101, quoting reference 3609 of Monday, September 12, 2022."

An update issued late on Tuesday confirmed that Brandon has been traced safe and well.