EX-CON Steven Malarkey has been arrested after running from the police for weeks.

The 29-year-old breached the terms of his licence after recently being released from prison.

Cops frantically searched for the East Ayrshire man who had been discharged from HMP Shotts.

He was found today in Paisley after detectives had been hunting for him in Ayrshire and Greater Glasgow.

A police spokesperson said: "Following recent appeal Police Scotland can confirm that Steven Malarkey was arrested on Friday the 7th June 2019 within the Paisley area of Glasgow.

Police would like to thank the members of the public who assisted with our enquiries."