A MAN has been banned from approaching or contacting his partner following a disturbance in Barrhead.

Joseph Scobbie, 35, is said to have been armed with a knife in Sunnyside Place on Friday, December 27.

He was arrested and held in custody for three nights before appearing in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court last week.

Scobbie denies charges of behaving in a threatening or abusive way and attempting to resist arrest by struggling with police.

The first charge states that he behaved in a way that was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm by shouting, swearing, inflicting injuries to himself using a kitchen knife, struggling with his partner Marna Cameron and his mother Alexandra Connelly and threatening violence.

Prosecutors claim this alleged offence was aggravated by involving abuse of his partner.

Scobbie has also pleaded not guilty to resisting, obstructing or hindering police officers Craig Seggie and Alex Johnston in the execution of their duty, struggling with them as they tried to apply handcuffs and thrashing his body, in an attempt to resist arrest.

Sheriff James Spy released Scobbie on bail, banning him from approaching or contacting Miss Cameron.

Scobbie, of Cardonald, is due to go on trial next month.