Man found dead in car at side of road is named

Michael Thomson's body was discovered inside blue Ford Fiesta parked in lay-by near Ayr last weekend.

Man found dead in car at side of road is named

A man found dead in a car in South Ayrshire has been named as Michael Thomson.

The 46-year-old, from Ayr, was discovered in a blue Ford Fiesta parked in a lay-by on the northbound carriageway of the A77 near Dalmilling Golf Course on Saturday, July 25.

His death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan McAlpine said: “Our inquiries have established the car may have been in the York Street area of Ayr from around 8am on Friday, July 24.

“From our initial CCTV review, we now know it was driven to the lay-by from an industrial unit in York Street between midnight and 1am on Saturday July 25.”

Police are urging anyone who may have seen Mr Thomson or the car in which he was travelling to contact them with information, by phoning 101 and quoting incident 3125 of July 25.

“Anyone who used the A77 between the Holmston and Whitletts roundabouts and may have dashcam footage is asked to review this and pass on anything which may be of note,” said DCI McAlpine.