A WOMAN who faces charges of assault, threatening behaviour and allegedly trying to steal a dog in Irvine remains on the run from cops.

Nadia Shabbanna Johnstone, 23, was due to face several complaints including the alleged dog incident last week after the accused disappeared sparking a police hunt earlier last month.

Police confirmed efforts to trace Ms Johnstone in connection with outstanding matters remain ongoing – with a new warrant issued last week at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court [Wednesday, August 29] when she failed to appear after the incident in Clark Drive back in May.

Police Scotland previously put out an appeal for Nadia Shabbanna Johnstone when she had not been seen since Wednesday August 10, while she was in Glasgow.

Nadia was described by officers at the time as five feet six inches tall, of a slim build and with long blond hair. She was last seen wearing a red jacket, cream trainers and a Rangers scarf.

Ms Johnstone had previously appeared from custody Thursday, May 12 after an alleged incident in Clark Drive at around 2.30pm on Wednesday [May 11] which led to an arrest near Mamma’s chip shop.

Ms Johnstone is alleged to have entered a home without invitation, then refused to leave while behaving in an aggressive manner towards a man and woman.

It’s alleged she shouted swore and threatened the woman with violence and threatened to take her dog.

The charge states Ms Johnstone, of Heatherstane Way, Irvine, continued to act in an aggressive manner and swore while allegedly brandishing a knife towards the man.

She faces a second charge alleging that she then stole the dog, and a third charge of assault by allegedly pushing the lady and causing her to collide with a wall.

Ms Johnstone, represented by defence solicitor Peter Murray, pleaded not guilty to the three charges when she previously appeared from custody. Bail was granted on the condition she not contact witnesses.