A TEENAGER has appeared in court accused of a transphobic assault in a takeaway shop.

Todd Campbell, of Sweeney Court in Ardrossan is alleged to have assaulted a transgender person inside the House of Singh in Central Avenue on November 30 last year.

The 18-year-old appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week accused of seizing the person by the arm and throat during the incident.

It is alleged the assault was “aggravated by prejudice relating to transgender identity”.

He pled not guilty and will return to court in April before facing trial in May this year.