Murder probe launched after woman's body found in flat

Officers were called to a property on Nursery Hall, Ayr, at around 10.15am on Monday.

A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was discovered in an Ayr flat.

Officers were called to a property on Nursery Hall, Ayr, at around 10.15am on Monday.

The 41-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following a post-mortem examination on Tuesday, detectives from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team have confirmed that the death is being treated as murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Sharp said: “An extensive investigation is underway, including officers carrying out door-to-door enquiries.

“Officers are also working to find out the last time the deceased was seen and the circumstances leading up to her death.

“Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should contact us immediately. If you were in the area over the weekend and have dash-cam or private CCTV footage that could assist then please get in touch.

“It is important that we find out more about what has happened as soon as we can and I would like to reassure the community that officers are working to trace whoever is responsible.

“Additional police patrols are in the area and members of the public are encouraged to speak to a police officer if they have any concerns.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0920 of Monday, March 27, 2023, or please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.

An online portal, which gives members of the public access to a form to send information directly to the Major Investigation Team, has also been set up,and can be accessed here – Public Portal (