A MAN allegedly poured accelerant over a fence in Troon causing it to ignite.

It is claimed that at 11.45pm on Sunday, May 6 on Northshore Road, the 44-year-old set fire to the fence connected to a private property.

Police were contacted by a member of the public who observed the incident.

Police attended and the man was traced. He was arrested, detained and due to appear from Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday, May 7.

As we went to press there were no updates on the situation.