Three men have pleaded guilty to a series of charges following a crowbar and knife attack in Stevenston. 

Jason Haswell, 31, William McBlain, 37, and 31-year-old Derek McBlain all appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court following the incident in the town's Main Street on April 30 last year. 

All three men pleaded guilty to the same charge, and each one to a single further offence, when they appeared in court on January 30. 

The trio admitted assaulting a man by repeatedly kicking him on the head and body, and repeatedly striking him on the head and body with a crowbar.

Haswell, who was listed in court documents as a prisoner at HMP Kilmarnock, also admitted engaging in a stand-up fight with another man, pursuing him while in possession of a crowbar and knife, and striking him on the body with both weapons.

William McBlain and Derek McBlain, of Townhead Street and Alexander Avenue respectively, also admitted being in possession of offensive weapons - in William McBlain's case, a glass bottle, and for Derek McBlain, a crowbar.

Sentence was deferred until a later date for background reports, with Derek and William McBlain released until then and Haswell remanded in custody.