A 21-year-old man has appeared in court charged with assault to severe injury in connection with two assaults in Irvine and Kilwinning earlier this year.

Dylan Shanks, who resides at an address in Irvine, appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court to face the charges.

He entered no plea and will be committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

The first incident happened at a property on Seaton Terrace in Irvine during the evening of Thursday, January 14. 

The second was in the Lainshaw area of Kilwinning during the evening of Friday, February 19.