A MAN has been held in custody after facing a serious assault charge following an incident in Stevenston yesterday.

Malcolm Woodward, 44, appeared today [Friday, June 11] at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court charged with assault to severe injury and culpable and reckless conduct, following an incident in Arthur Street last night.

Woodward faces a further charge of alleged involvement in serious organised crime and a further three of assaulting police officers.

Woodward made no plea and was committed for further examination. 

He was remanded in custody to appear again at court next week.

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