Speeding offences soared by 90 per cent during lockdown in East Ayrshire.

Police have released what type of incidents officers dealt with between April 1 and June 30 in the area – when strict restrictions were in place.

Some types of crime fell while others rose when compared to the same period last year.

Motorists were speeding along quiet roads during lockdown – with a 90 per cent increase in offences.

Drink or drug driving shot up  by 97 per cent along with motor vehicle crime, which increased by 63 per cent.

The figures were revealed in a police report, which is due to be presented to the East Ayrshire Council  police and fire and rescue committee next week.

The report said: “The true impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on crime and offence levels in Scotland may not be known for some time.

“What can be seen in East Ayrshire up till now in comparison to the same period last year last year is a decrease in a number of crime areas, whilst at the same time a number of other areas are showing an increase.”