Three men have admitted making threats towards workers at a car wash in Ayr – with one of them hurling a metal pole at staff.

Jack Neasham, 26, Craig William Boyle, 33, and George Montgomery, 39, admitted charges of assault and threatening behaviour after an incident at a premises on January 21 this year, then a confrontation at Ultra Klean Car Wash on Pebbles Street on January 26.

Ayr Sheriff Court heard that Neasham had challenged a witness about “some allegations” on January 21, before punching the man, who later reported the attack to police.

Five days later Neasham and Boyle went to the car wash and were heard stating they were “going to f*****g kill” and “smash their house up”.

They left and returned with Montgomery, with all three again shouting and swearing and Neasham stating ““I know where you stay, I’m going to f***ing kill you”.

The procurator fiscal depute told the court: “All three were acting aggressively. Mr Neasham grabbed a pole and threw it towards an employee.

Neasham’s solicitor Peter Lockhart said: “Tensions were running high. He felt the allegations were serious but not being taken seriously.

“Five days later the parties attended the car wash staffed by a number of males of Eastern European extraction. There was at least seven or eight, and things became heated."

Neasham, of Elder House, Woodpark, Prestwick, was put on supervision for 12 months as part of a community payback order and told to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

Sentencing for Boyle, of George Street, Ayr, and Montgomery, of York Street, Ayr, was deferred for good behaviour.