A COUPLE face trial for alleged threats and disorder at Ardeer’s service station.

James Donnelly, 33, and Marie Friel, 24, were arrested in connection with a disturbance in Stevenston on January 24.

The couple, both of Irvine, plead not guilty to charges of threatening or abusive behaviour with Mr Donnelly also denying a charge of resisting arrest.

Court papers allege Mr Donnelly shouted and swore at Ardeer Services, Townhead Street and then New Street in Stevenston.

It’s claimed he also stood in the middle of the road and made abusive gestures as well as threatening people with violence.

The complaint states he then struggled with police and attempted to make off from them when in New Street.

It’s alleged he struggled violently with the two officers and lashed out his arms then tensed his arms to prevent police from handcuffing him.

It’s claimed Ms Friel also caused fear and alarm during the incident by shouting and swearing in New Street.

It is said the offences took place while both were on bail.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges, with Donnelly currently in custody on other matters.

Trial was set for next month.