Three girls have appeared in court accused of leaving a female’s life in danger by stamping on her head and punching and kicking her.

Paige Alexander and Kaitlyn Rodgers, both 19, and 20-year-old Madison Taylor deny committing a serious assault in Mansefield Road in Tarbolton and at the nearby Black Bull pub in the village more than two years ago.

The charge alleges that the trio – who were aged 17 and 18 at the time of the incident – repeatedly threw the complainer to the ground and repeatedly punched her on the head.

They are also accused of seizing her by the hair, dragging her to the ground and repeatedly punching and kicking her on the head and body as well as repeatedly stamping on her head.

The Crown claims the alleged attack left the complainer injured and put her life in danger.

Court papers that Ms Alexander, of Princes Court in Ayr, was the subject of a bail order, granted at Ayr Sheriff Court on October 7, 2021, at the time of the alleged offence.

Ms Taylor, of Cherry Drive, Girvan, faces a second charge – which she also denies – of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at an address in Bryants Close, Maybole on January 16, 2022 by acting aggressively, shouting, swearing and threatening violence towards police.

Ms Rodgers, of Walker Avenue in Troon, was represented by solicitor Steven Maxwell during a brief hearing at Ayr Sheriff Court last week, while Tony Currie appeared on behalf of Ms Alexander and Ms Taylor.

Bail for all three accused was continued, and they will return to court at a later date.

All accused persons reported in the Ayr Advertiser are considered innocent unless and until they plead guilty or are found guilty by a sheriff or a jury.