A WOMAN has been left "extremely shaken" following an early hours assault near Saltcoats town centre.

Police are now appealing to the public for assistance in establishing the full circumstances surrounding the incident which took place around The Braes.

Officers were called to the area of the incident at around 1.20am on Saturday, November 11.

It is understood that a cordon was set up around the street on Saltcoats shore front for several hours following this.

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Police later confirmed they were responding to reports of an assault on a 35-year-old woman and have today launched an appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Fraser Spence said: “It’s vital we find out exactly what happened to this woman.

“Although she wasn’t seriously injured, she’s been left extremely shaken by what happened.

“We know the area isn’t particularly busy at that time of night, so I’d ask anyone who was in The Braes or shore front area around 1am on Saturday to contact us. You may have information which could assist our enquiries.

“I would also appeal to anyone with private CCTV or dash cam footage to review this and bring anything of significance to our attention.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference 0249 of November 11. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.