A Saltcoats man has been ordered to undertake unpaid community work after pleading guilty to assaulting his sister.

Brett Brian, 47, of Springhill Gardens, pleaded guilty to the charge following an incident in the town's Argyll Road.

Appearing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, he was charged with striking her on the head with a bottle causing her to fall to the ground, then seizing her by the hair and repeatedly punching her on the head. 

Brian was given an 18-month supervised community payback order, and he will be required to remain at home between 7pm and 7am for the next 15 weeks.