A TEENAGER was violently attacked at an additional needs school in Stevenston, a court has heard.

Mark Sinclair admitted assaulting the 15-year-old by punching and pushing him on the body at the Lockhart Campus. 

The vitcim was the second teen attacked by Sinclair in Stevenston in the course of a single day earlier this year.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to three separate charges of assault when he appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week.

Sinclair, of Rugby Road, Kilmarnock, admitted assaulting a 14-year-old at Auchenharvie Leisure Centre on April 25 by grabbing them by the neck.

The Lockhart Campus attack was carried out on the same day.

The third assault, also at the Lockhart Campus - which serves the whole of North Ayrshire - on April 25, saw Sinclair push a police officer on the body.

Sentence on Sinclair was deferred to a later date for background reports, and he was released on bail.