A Kilwinning householder found their home had been broken into when the victim returned home on Christmas Eve after several days away.

Police are appealing for any information after the property was raided in the Newark area of Kilwinning sometime between Sunday, December 19 and Friday, December 24.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Kilwinning Locality Policing Team officers are investigating a housebreaking that occurred between December 19 and December 24 at a property in Newark, Kilwinning whilst the householder was away.

"Did you hear or see anything suspicious? Can you assist? If so please contact 101 quoting incident #2940/24, thanks."