Two men have been released on bail after facing charges of assault to injury and carrying weapons.

Mark Alexander, 46, and James Fitzpatrick, 54, appeared from custody to face five charges between them after their arrest for alleged involvement in an altercation on Glasgow Street on Saturday where two men were taken to hospital.

Alexander, of Stevenston, faced a charge of assault to injury, carrying an offensive weapon and driving without insurance.

James Fitzpatrick, of Ardrossan, faced two charges of assault to severe injury and carrying a bladed or pointed article.

Both Alexander and Fitzpatrick entered no pleas to the charges and were committed for further examination.

Both men were released on bail to return to the court at a later date to be confirmed.

A third man who was arrested did not appear in court and was liberated from custody, with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal service confirming the case against him remains active.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called to Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, at around 6.45pm on Saturday, August 1 following an altercation involving a number of men.

“Two men, aged 41 and 45-years-old suffered injuries that required hospital treatment.    

“Three men, aged 46, 54 and 51-year-old have been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

“All three are due to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Monday, August 3.”