A man who allegedly left a victim disfigured in an attack at a Kilwinning pub faces further assault charges and making threats to cops’ family members.

George McKnight, 31, denied multiple charges of assault, as well as possession of drugs and resisting arrest while out on bail when he appeared from custody last week.

It’s claimed the accused assaulted another male in the Alton Inn, Kilwinning, by repeatedly punching him on the head July 2 last year.

He then allegedly struck him on the head with a slate, roof tile or similar implement all to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Mr McKnight, of Cambusdoon Place, Kilwinning, allegedly later assaulted a female by seizing her by the body and then by the hair at an address in Dirrans Terrace on July 12, 2022.

It is alleged that he assaulted a male during the incident, allegedly seizing him by the hair repeatedly, as well as a fourth charge of possessing the class A drug cocaine.

He’s accused of threatening or abusive behaviour to police officers after making threats to harm them and their family members.

He faces a sixth charge of resisting arrest after allegedly struggling violently with officers.

His Majesty’s Advocates indictment claims the offences were committed while out on bail, granted on November 11, 2021 at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

When Mr McKnight returned to Kilmarnock Sheriff Court recently, his defence solicitor asked if the accused’s attendance could be excused due to the hearing ‘being procedural’ after the next first diet was adjourned.

Sheriff Murdoch MacTaggart said: “We’ve all got to be here, so he can be here too.”

He will return to court to face the charges at a later date.