A MAN has appeared in court accused of carrying out a horrific campaign of domestic abuse against his partner at his home in Ayr – including pressing his thumbs into her eyes.

Alan Philips denies three charges around his alleged behaviour towards the woman at his address in Seaforth Road between January 10, 2020 and March 28, 2022.

The 41-year-old is alleged to have repeatedly seized the woman by the throat, repeatedly head-butted her and pushed her to the ground.

The Crown alleges that he repeatedly struck the woman’s head on the ground, causing her to lose consciousness, and pressed his thumbs into her eyes.

Court papers claim that he entered the woman’s home uninvited, repeatedly refused to leave when told, and repeatedly shouted, swore and made abusive remarks.

Prosecutors also accuse him of repeatedly shouting, swearing and making abusive remarks during phone calls, and of repeatedly sending her abusive text messages.

It is further alleged that he seized hold of the woman’s thumb and bent it backwards to her injury.

Mr Philips faces a second charge of assaulting a man at an address in Manse Street in Maybole on February 21, 2021 by punching him on the body and repeatedly trying to strike him on the body.

A third and final charge claims that he stole a set of keys and a mobile phone during the Maybole incident.

During a brief hearing at Ayr Sheriff Court, the accused’s solicitor, Colin McLaughlin, said his client was pleading not guilty to all three charges on the Crown’s indictment.

Sheriff Desmond Leslie continued bail, and Mr Philips will return to court to face the allegations at a later date.