A MAN has denied stealing two cars in less than a week from separate addresses in Kilwinning.

Joseph Owens pleaded not guilty to two charges at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week and will face trial later this year.

The 26-year-old, from Greenock, is accused of stealing a Ford vehicle from a property in Sundrum Place between January 8 and 9 this year.

He also allegedly stole a similar car from a home in Longbow Place around three days later, between January 10 and 11.

A trial date has been set for June 23.

Mr Owens was bailed and ordered not to enter the town of Kilwinning in the meantime.