A SERIOUS pollution incident which put fish in danger at the River Ayr in Catrine on Friday is being probed by authorities.

Ayrshire Rivers Trust (ART) attended the site immediately after concerns were raised on June 11 when cement-like products entered the water as a result of work undertaken by contractors to fix a sewer pipe which was in partial collapse.

The potential impact on the fish population is yet to be determined but ART manager, Stuart Brabbs, confirmed that “visual inspection revealed some impact” on the animals.