A SALTCOATS man has been bailed after facing charges of allegedly sending indecent communications to children.

Barrie Tidswell appeared in private at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Monday (June 3) after his arrest for the alleged offences in Irvine on Sunday (June 1).

Tidswell, 38, faced accusations of causing a young child to look at a sexual image and communicating indecently with a young child.

He also faced a further charge of communicating indecently with an older child.

Tidswell entered no plea to the charges and the case was continued for further examination. 

He was granted bail and will return to court at a later date.