A MAN has admitted assault and setting a pillow on fire which he then threw at a woman.

Hugh Taylor, 36, is awaiting sentence after guilty pleas to amended charges of assault and threatening behaviour were accepted by prosecutors.

Taylor, of Castle Croft, Dalmellington, admitted throwing a glass bottle at a man at his address on January 5 this year.

He also assaulted at woman by throwing a pillow at her which was on fire.

He pleaded guilty to causing fear and alarm during the incident by shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner – as well as setting fire to soft furnishings and throwing them.

The case was continued for reports and bail was continued.