A DALRY man has been jailed after he threatened to stab an Irvine retail worker.

James Orr also assaulted the same member of staff during a violent outburst at The Food Warehouse at Irvine's Riverway retail park.

Orr, of Merksworth Avenue, admitted his crimes during a brief hearing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court where he pleaded guilty to three charges.

Two of these related to the incident in Irvine, which took place on December 21 last year.

The 37-year-old admitted to assaulting a retail worker at The Food Warehouse by pushing him repeatedly on the body.

A further charge detailed how Orr behaved in a threatening or abusive manner towards the same member of staff.

He done so by uttering threats of violence towards him - which included a threat to stab him - as well as "lunging towards him" and brandishing an unknown object.

A final charge related to an incident on January 11 of this year, where Orr again admitted to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

During that incident, on King Street, Kilmarnock, he shouted, swore and pointed recording equipment at police officers. He also admitted behaving in an aggressive manner towards the officers.

Following his admissions at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, Orr was sentenced to spend a total of 18 weeks in prison.