A Kilwinning man has admitted having being in possession of a knife in a common close - while he was on three bail orders.

Owen Murray, of Church Street, pleaded guilty to having the blade at a property in Ann Street, Greenock, on August 22, 2022.

The 27-year-old also admitted breaking a curfew imposed at Greenock Sheriff Court on September 1, 2022 by failing to appear at the door when police called at the property in Florence Street on November 23.

At the time, he was the subject of three bail orders - two granted at Greenock, on February 7, 2020 and September 1, 2022, and one granted on May 30, 2022 at the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Murray had been charged with having a screwdriver on the same date and to failing to disclose he had a sharp object on him when police carried out a search.

He also faced charges of breaking a court-imposed curfew on October 23, 2022 in Bearhope Street, and on November 22, 2022 in Florence Street.

But at a hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on January 17, the Crown accepted his pleas of not guilty to those four offences. 

Sheriff Maxwell Hendry said: "You have a full page of previous convictions starting in 2012 and ending in 2017.

"It was to your apparent credit that offending stopped in 2017. The court needs to know as much as possible.

"I'm sure every option is going to have to be thought about."

Sentence was deferred until February 21, when the case will call at Greenock Sheriff Court.