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Woman found dead and man injured in Ayr home

Police activity at house
Image caption Police officers were called to the house early on Wednesday

A woman has been found dead, and a man injured, after police were called to a home in Ayr.

Officers received a report that a man had been found seriously hurt in the town's Main Street shortly before 05:30 on Wednesday.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance. His condition is unknown.

Officers later revealed an unidentified woman was also found dead inside the property and a post mortem would be carried out.

Her death is being treated as unexplained.

A police spokeswoman said officers remained at the scene to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

Main Street remains closed and diversions have been put in place.

Det Ch Insp Alan Sommerville said: "Our inquiries are at a very early stage as we work to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

"Efforts are underway to identify the woman. Officers will be carrying our door to door inquiries for any information which might assist us to find out what has happened here.

"If anyone has any information we would urge them to contact us."

'No threat to wider public'

Supt Brian Shaw added: "I understand that there will be heightened concern in the local communities of Ayr since this is the second serious incident to happen in recent days, however, I can confirm at this time that this incident is not linked to the serious assault which occurred at Ailsa Hospital on Thursday 22 November.

"Whitletts Road and Main Road remain closed as officers continue their inquiries at the scene.

"I would like to reassure people in Ayr that officers are dedicated and committed to this inquiry.

"There is no threat to the wider public, however, additional officers will be in the area to provide reassurance and anyone with any concerns should approach these officers."

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