THE body of an elderly woman has been discovered on a beach in Ayrshire. 

Police Scotland said officers were called to Troon Beach after the “sudden death of an elderly woman” around 6.50am near Crosbie Road. 

The area, including the South Beach car park, has been cordoned off. 

Detectives have launched an investigation with the woman’s death being treated as “unexplained”. 

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called to the beach at Crosbie Road in Troon around 6.50am on Tuesday April 18 following the sudden death of an elderly woman. 

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”