A pensioner who behaved in a threatening or abusive manner on several occasions while on bail and subject to an ASBO has been remanded in custody.

Philip McLaughlin, 71, from Stevenston, pleaded guilty to three charges at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week. His pleas of not guilty to two other charges were accepted by the prosecutor.

McLaughlin repeatedly shouted, swore and behaved in an aggressive manner towards a man at Bridgegate in Irvine on April 18.

On two separate occasions on April 30, McLaughlin shouted, swore and uttered offensive remarks towards a woman at an address in Stevenston.

McLaughlin struck again on May 1 at Ardeer Service Station in Stevenston.

The 71-year-old repeatedly shouted, swore, uttered threats of violence towards two members of staff and refused to leave when asked to do so.

At the time of the offences, McLaughlin, of Stevenston’s McGregor Avenue, was on bail and was subject to an ASBO.

Sentence was deferred until May 21 for the court to obtain reports. McLaughlin was remanded in custody until then, bail having been refused.