Weather causes havoc for Carrick police

THE WEATHER has kept Carrick police officers busy over the past week, with call-outs to attend to powercuts, road traffic incidents, and fallen foliage.

The A77 was shut for two and a half hours on Monday after a lorry was blown over at Lendalfoot. At about 2pm the HGV was toppled at Kennedy’s Pass, requiring the trunk road to be shut between Lendalfoot and Cairnryan.

The male driver of the vehicle was taken to Ayr Hospital to be treated for injuries.

Two trees were also blown down on the A719 near to Culzean Castle on Monday. Police were informed but a civilian with a forklift truck kindly attended and removed the obstacles.

Powercuts caused problems in some areas of Carrick on Saturday as a lorry pulled down overhead cables.

The vehicle collided with electricity wires near to Welltrees Square, Maybole, at around 2pm, and police and Scottish Power representatives attended to make the cables safe. Power was not restored in the local area for a couple of hours however.

POLICE officers were also called out at the weekend to escort a drunk, partially naked Maybole man to his door. He was spotted in Maybole town centre at around 1am on Sunday.

A NIGHTCLUB fight resulted in arrest for a Girvan man on Sunday. At around 1.30am police were called to a fight outside Le Mirage nightclub on Girvan’s Bridge Street. A 36-year-old Girvan man was arrested.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an incident involving the theft of a quantity of diesel from a Crosshill Farm.

Around 500 litres of clear diesel was lifted from Cloytie Farm overnight on January 12/13. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Girvan Police at 4 Montgomerie Street, or call 01465 715314.