A COUPLE face serious assault charges after allegedly leaving a man permanently disfigured during a stabbing and roof tile attack in Fullarton.

Darren Jones and Catherine Wilson, both aged 34, pled not guilty when they returned to court last week after their arrest for alleged involvement in an incident on February 13 last year.

Jones, of Hill Street Barrhead, faced a charge assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement at Mckinlay Crescent, Irvine.

Court papers state Jones repeatedly struck and kicked the victim in the head and body and repeatedly stuck him on the head with a roof tile.

Both Jones and Wilson, of Perceton Mill, Irvine, faced a second serious assault charge of attacking the same man in Fullarton Street.

It is alleged the pair, while acting together, repeatedly hit and kicked him in the body and repeatedly struck the man in the head with a knife or sharp implement to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

The Crown’s indictment claims Jones committed the alleged offences while on bail – granted at Glasgow Sheriff Court in October 2018, Strathkelvin Sheriff Court in April 2019 and Ayr Sheriff Court in December 2019

Wilson also faced a charge of spitting on two police officers and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing.

Jones and Wilson – represented by solicitors Neil Macpherson and Bridge Litigation – pled not guilty to the all the charges when they returned to Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Monday, January 18.

Bail was continued and the couple to return to court later in the year.

All accused persons are considered innocent unless later proven or admit to being guilty.