A Kilwinning man is to stand trial charged with sexually assaulting and injuring a one-year-old girl.

Alan Kusz, 43, today faced the accusation during a short hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

It is claimed he attacked the child at a house in Kilwinning last April.

Prosecutors allege the girl was assaulted to her severe injury and permanent impairment.

Kusz pled not guilty to the charge.

Lord Mulholland set a trial due to begin in May.