A man and woman face assault charges after another woman allegedly had a baseball bat held to her throat in Ayr – before being kicked on the head while one of the accused was on bail.

Daniel Paton and Carol Paton, appeared in the dock together at Ayr Sheriff Court, where the 31-year-old and woman, aged 52, pleaded not guilty to the charges on the indictment.

Daniel Paton allegedly possessed offensive weapons, named in the complaint as a baseball bat and a wooden baton, during an incident in the common close of the flats at Ross Street, Ayr on October 13 last year.

It’s claimed he then assaulted the woman, seizing her by the throat and causing her to fall to the ground.

Court papers state he then placed a baseball bat to her throat, also allegedly standing on her neck to restrict her breathing.

He allegedly then struck her on the body with the baseball bat as well as repeatedly punching and kicking her on the body, to her injury.

He faces a charge of assaulting a male, striking him on the head with the baseball bat.

His Majesty’s Advocates Indictment claims he also wilfully or recklessly damaged property, allegedly smashing the glass panels of a door and items belong to his ex.

Co-accused Carol Paton faces a charge of assaulting the same woman the next day, allegedly punching her on the head and body repeatedly, as well as seizing her by the hair and pulling her to the ground.

It’s alleged that she also behaved in a threatening or abusive manner, shouting, swearing, acting in an aggressive manner and making violent threats to her.

Daniel Paton faces a further charge of assaulting the woman by kicking her on the head while she was on the ground, to her injury, while out on bail, granted on October 14.

He’s also charged with breaching his bail conditions by approaching her after entering her address.

Both accused, of HMP Kilmarnock and Townhead Road, Newton Mearns, pleaded not guilty when they appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court.

Daniel Paton was returned to custody while bail was continued for Carol Paton.