AN AYR man burst into a home in Troon before threatening to stab those he found inside the property while armed with a “huge knife”.

Steven Young’s terrifying threats were captured on video after he entered the home of his ex-partner in the town’s West Crescent last summer.

The 36-year-old pleaded guilty at Ayr Sheriff Court to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by acting aggressively and uttering threats while brandishing a blade.

The incident happened on August 15, 2022.

Last week’s hearing was told Young had made an initial appearance in court the day after the incident, when he was released on bail under special conditions.

Not guilty pleas to two further charges on the Crown’s indictment - one of assault, and one of possessing the knife - were accepted by prosecutors. 

The court heard the 36-year-old accused first appeared on petition on August 16 after his arrest, before being bailed under special conditions in the private hearing. 

Procurator fiscal depute Alasdair Millar said: "The locus was the home address of the witness, with whom he had been in a five-year relationship. 

"He was allowed entry, and then they saw he was in possession of a huge knife.

"He began shouting and swearing. Another witness in the party filmed this.

"He said 'I will stab you, I don’t care'.

"Police were contacted. He was traced, arrested and conveyed to Saltcoats police station.” 

After Young’s solicitor told the court it had been five years since his client had last been in trouble, Sheriff Desmond Leslie agreed to defer sentence for background reports.

Young, of Elba Gardens Ayr, will return to court for sentencing next month.