A Dalry man has admitted assaulting two people in the grounds of St Margaret's Church. 

Connor Marting, 20, of Peden Avenue, pleaded guilty to two charges when he appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on May 20. 

He admitted assaulting a man, repeatedly punching him on the head and body, repeatedly striking him on the head with a glass bottle and a hammer, all to his injury. 

Marting also admitted assaulting a woman and pushing her on the body, causing her to fall to the ground before kicking her on the head. 

Both charges relate to an altercation on February 16 last year, when he acted with another unnamed male.

The court heard how the man and woman were walking in the grounds of St Margaret's Church around 4.45pm, when they spotted a group of five people nearby.

Two of them, including Marting, got into an argument with the pair, and an altercation ensued. 

Staff at a nearby pharmacy phoned the police, with the man who was assaulted suffering cuts to his head. 

The whole incident was caught on CCTV, with Marting arrested by police at his home at a later date.

Sheriff George Jamieson adjourned the case for reports, and his bail was continued.