An assault-accused man has been banned from the whole of Ayrshire - except when he's due to attend court. 

Grant Wilkie is alleged to have poured petrol over a complainer's house and left the sheath of a blade an a pile of clothes after a 'serious assault' in Girvan.

Mr Wilkie and co-accused Kayleigh Houldsworth deny a charge of assault and threatening behaviour in the town last year.

It’s claimed 41-year-old Wilkie assaulted a man, while acting with others, on December 26 last year in South Park Avenue, Girvan. It is claimed he repeatedly punched him to the head, causing him to fall to the ground. 

It’s alleged he then repeatedly punched and kicked him on his head and body to his serious injury. 

Ms Houldsworth, 31, is alleged to have struck the same man to the head and body. 

Both are charged with allegedly assaulting a second man, taking hold of him, and dragging him by the body, and punching and kicking him. 

It’s alleged they pulled his top off and made threats. 

Mr Wilkie faces a fourth charge of threatening behaviour alleged between December 26, 2022 and January 19, 2023. 

It’s alleged he contacted a third man, uninvited, by phone and made threats to harm him and his family. 

Court papers state he also walked past the house of the first named male in the indictment, pointed at him and then left a green petrol can and a lighter outside the front door of the house. 

It's alleged he then entered a house in Elder Avenue, leaving a sheath of a large knife on top of some clothes, and poured accelerant on walls and items of furniture within. 

The charges state Mr Wilkie was out on two separate bail orders from Stranraer Sheriff Court. 

Mr Wilkie, of Blackstoun Avenue, Paisley, and Ms Houldsworth, of Elder Avenue, Girvan, both pleaded not guilty to the charge. 

Both were bailed, with Mr Wilkie given the special condition not to enter Ayrshire, unless attending court. 

He must also remain in his address from 7pm-7am and check in with Paisley police office while awaiting proceedings. 

Both will return to court at a later date.