A KILBIRNIE man is facing trial accused of hounding his ex.

Ross Wilson, of Hagthorn Avenue, is alleged to have terrorised Chelsea Pearson on October 13 last year.

Prosecutors claim that, on the day in question, he repeatedly attended Miss Pearson’s home in Newhouse Drive, Kilbirnie, uninvited, swore and shouted abusive comments.

It’s alleged he behaved in a threatening or abusive way, which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm, in breach of Section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

He also faces a second charge of being armed with an offensive weapon - “without reasonable excuse or lawful authority” - in the form of an extendable baton.

And it’s claimed that both the alleged offences were aggravated by involving abuse of his ex-partner, as per Section 1 of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016.

The case against Wilson, 26, called at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court this week, for a pre-trial hearing.

Defence solicitor Peter Murray told Sheriff Michael Hanlon that Wilson was maintaining his plea of not guilty with a trial to take place next month.