A man who challenged his neighbour to have a fight in the woods outside Patna awaits sentence.

William Cassells, 41, admitted two charges of threatening or abusive behaviour after the first incident on August 24 last year near his address in Dalvennan Road in the village.

He also admitted a second charge of shouting and swearing while pursuing a second named complainer in his vehicle on September 30 in the same area.

Following Cassells' guilty pleas, the procurator fiscal depute told a hearing at Ayr Sheriff Court: "At around 5.30pm [the complainer] parked his car outside and observed Mr Cassells outside his own home address.

"He approached [the complainer] and began shouting and swearing.

"He said 'let’s go over there into the woods and sort this out'.

After the second incident, Cassells was traced by police at his home address and was formally cautioned and charged; he made no reply.

Defence solicitor Steven Maxwell said the neighbours were facing further proceedings before the court.

He said: "They avoid one other now."

Sheriff Siobhan Connolly deferred sentence for three months to await the outcome of other court matters.

She said: “If there are no further difficulties I can consider a financial penalty.”