Police in Ayrshire have seized more than £3,000 worth of illegal vape products as a crackdown on illicit goods continues. 

Feedback from the local community has coninued to highlight concerns about illegal nicotine vape products and their sales to under-age buyers.

In partnership with North Ayrshire Trading Standards, police attended vape retailers across Ayrshire on Wednesday.

Several retailers demonstrated compliance in their age-verification checks and UK-approved vape products.

However, one store in Irvine was found to be selling non-compliant disposable vapes and counterfeit loose tobacco.

Some of the illicit vapes contained the nicotine of more than 700 cigarettes within a single disposable unit.

Iillegal products with an estimated retail value of £3,500 were seized by police for destruction.

If you know of stores selling to young persons under 18 or selling illegal/counterfeit nicotine products, you can report them to Police Scotland on 101, or call Crimestoppers Scotland on 0800 555111.