A WOMAN and four men are facing trial accused of storming a Renfrewshire home while armed with swords and then threatening to murder two people who had barricaded themselves inside.

Keri Ann McGrath, Shane McGrath, James Murdoch, Dean McLean and Graham Gillespie are said to have carried out a rampage in Renfrew.

Prosecutors claim they behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by their alleged actions at a flat in the town’s Paisley Road.

Kerri Ann, 31, is also accused of battering their alleged victims – Jade Campbell and Shaun Boyle – by raining blows on their head with a truncheon.

And Murdoch is accused of assaulting Raymond Burns by holding a sword at his neck.

The details emerged when the five accused made their first public appearance in connection with the prosecution against them at Paisley Sheriff Court this week.

They face a total of four charges stemming from the events of June 17.
Kerri Ann, of Pollokshaws, Glasgow, is accused of assaulting Miss Campbell by pulling a knife on her, threatening to stab her and then repeatedly striking her on the head.

She also faces a charge of striking Mr Boyle on the head with a truncheon, while 32-year-old Murdoch denies assaulting Mr Burns by holding a sword against his neck.

All five accused deny entering the flat while armed with swords, repeatedly striking a door with the weapons while Miss Campbell and Mr Boyle were behind it and threatening to murder them.

Sheriff Seith Ireland adjourned the case until next month for a trial to take place.