Poppy wreaths that were stolen within a day of being laid at Ardrossan’s Garden of Remembrance have been retrieved by a local rambler.

Richard Holmes from the Royal British Legion contacted the Herald after discovering that around 20 floral tributes, all donated by local organisations, had been stolen from the garden on Glasgow Street.

The theft was discovered by Richard on Monday morning (November 12) – less than a day after the wreaths had been laid for Remembrance Sunday.

But a passer-by came to the rescue after meeting Richard on Monday afternoon and made it his mission to find the stolen floral tributes.

Tristan Lindsay from Irvine searched around the railway embankments in Ardrossan. He soon found a number of the wreaths had been discarded around the railway line near to South Beach Station.

See tomorrow's Herald for the full story.