A WEST Kilbride man allegedly broke the law by following close behind another man’s vehicle in the town.

John Francis Parker is said to have behaved in a threatening or abusive way, which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm, towards Scott Taylor.

It’s claimed Parker, of Crosbie Mains Farm, in the town’s Crosbie Mains Farm Access Road, broke the law sometime between August 25 and 28 last year.

The case against Parker, 49, called at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court this week for a pre-trial hearing.

It’s claimed Parker shouted, swore, acted aggressively and followed closely behind Mr Taylor’s vehicle, in breach of Section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

Parker was excused attendance at this week’s hearing, but his lawyer pleaded not guilty to the single charge on his behalf.

After hearing Parker’s 13-year-old daughter is due to be a defence witness, and that she will be accompanied by a supporter in court, Sheriff Michael Hanlon continued the case until the trial, which is scheduled for later this month