AN AYR man has appeared in court charged with using a stun gun disguised as a torch during an incident in the town.

Kris Walker denies assaulting a man while in possession with a weapon and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner on the town's Main Road on October 1, 2022.

The 32-year-old is alleged to have caused fear and alarm by shouting and swearing at two men named in the charge.

It’s alleged that he then assaulted one of the men by striking him on the body with a stun gun device, and that he then used it to discharge electric current.

He faces a further charge of carrying a stun gun disguised as another object, a torch, without lawful authority.

The Crown’s indictment includes an alternative version of the charge, namely that he possessed a stun gun designed or adapted to discharge a noxious liquid, gas or thing, namely electricity.

Mr Walker, of Main Road, pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared at Ayr Sheriff Court.

Solicitor Katherine Grant told Sheriff Mhairi MacTaggart that the defence was awaiting an expert report, and said her client denies the item was a stun gun.

Bail was continued and Mr Walker will return to court to face the allegations at a later date.

All accused persons reported in the Ayr Advertiser are considered innocent unless they later admit or are proven to be guilty.