POLICE are on the hunt after reports of a man with a knife near to Stevenston Cross on Friday night.

Officers were called to the scene around 6.30pm just across from Stevenston Post Office and were seen to be searching for the man but were unable to trace him.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “About 6.30pm on Friday, August 16, police were called to an incident at Afton Road, Stevenston, regarding a male in possession of a knife.

“A positive line of enquiry is being followed to trace the perpetrator.”