A MAN has appeared in court charged with carrying out a serious assault in Prestwick.

Gary Wilkie denies an allegation that he assaulted a man to his severe injury and the danger of his life in the town's Main Street.

The 51-year-old is alleged to have kicked the man to the head and body and then to have punched him on the head on May 12, 2022.

The Crown's charge says the alleged attack caused the man to fall to the ground and that he was rendered unconscious "to his severe injury and to the danger of his life".

When Mr Wilkie appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court, defence solicitor Tony Currie said that enquiries had been made into the cause of a severe brain injury suffered by the victim of the alleged attack, but that reports were not yet available.

Mr Currie said the complainer suffered a fall when being treated in hospital following the incident libelled in the Crown's indictment, and that the separate incident was the subject of proceedings at the Court of Session.

He asked Sheriff Desmond Leslie to adjourn proceedings for further investigation, while procurator fiscal depute Alisdair Millar added there was no opposition from the Crown.

Bail was continued for Mr Wilkie, of Whitefaulds Crescent, Maybole. The case will call for a further pre-trial hearing later in the year.