An Irvine man appeared in court today facing charges of alleged assault and robbery of a Kilwinning priest.

Craig Duff, 27, entered no plea when he appeared before Kilmarnock Sherriff Court today (Thursday, August 25) facing charges of alleged assault, assault and robbery, racially-aggravated harassment and threatening or abusive behaviour.

He was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

He will return to court at a later date.