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Police investigating sighting of armed man in Ayrshire detain three people

Three people have been detained by police following reports of an armed man in an Ayrshire town.

Officers were called out to Station Drive, Irvine, North Ayrshire, shortly before 12pm today after reports of a man carrying what appeared to be a firearm.

A spokeswoman from Police Scotland said: "Three people have been detained and may be released. Enquries are at an early stage at this time."

The spokeswoman said no one had been hurt and no firearms had been discharged.

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