A MAN faces trial for allegedly turning up at a senior council director’s home with a notepad and causing fear and alarm before driving past an officers address.

John Bell, 46, faces two charges of threatening behaviour after allegedly intimidating North Ayrshire Council’s communities and education executive director Audrey Sutton and youth work manager Angela Morrell.

The case called at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on December 23, but had to be postponed to next year due to one complainer’s ill health and another police witness testing positive for Covid.

It’s alleged Mr Bell, of Campbell Place, Dreghorn, intimidated Ms Sutton by turning up at her home with a notepad, staring at her, saying her name and ticking the notepad.

Court papers allege that he intimidated Ms Morrell by driving past her home in Irvine and writing in a notepad.

Mr Bell, who represented himself at Thursday’s hearing, told Sheriff Sheena Fraser he was ready for the case to go to trial and that he had no objection to the case being adjourned.

He said: “I would like all the witnesses to be here, your honour.”