A MAN has been taken to hospital after an incident at a block of flats close to Largs town centre.

Eye-witnesses reported a heavy police presence outside the block in Gateside Street on the evening of Tuesday, February 20.

It's understood the incident was not connected either to the investigation into the death of Alan Lawson at the beginning of February, or to an incident elsewhere in Gateside Street on February 19 in which police reportedly used a battering ram to gain entry to a ground floor flat.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Police pictured within the close of the property last nightPolice pictured within the close of the property last night (Image: Newsquest)

Eye-witnesses said two police vans turned up at the scene, and that after the vans left, police officers remained at the property to continue their investigations.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of a disturbance at a property on Gateside Street in Largs around 6.50pm on Tuesday, 20 February.

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

“A 42-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

Largs man Jordan Honeyman, 29, appeared in court on February 20 charged with murdering Alan Lawson and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

Mr Honeyman made no plea or declaration in respect of either charge and was remanded in custody.