A MAN is facing trial over claims he terrorised his ex-girlfriend while subject to a court ban on contacting her.

David Kerr, 36, is said to have targeted Dianne Sanderson at a flat in Stock Street, Paisley, on November 9 last year.

Prosecutors claim he broke the terms of a Non-Harassment Order, imposed at Paisley Sheriff Court on September 9, 2016, which banned him from approaching or contacting or attempting to approach or contact Miss Sanderson “for the purpose of threatening her or abusing her physically or mentally or placing her in fear or alarm.”

Kerr denies breaching the court order by repeatedly shouting and swearing at Miss Sanderson, threatening violence towards her and repeatedly brandishing a knife at her.

He appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court last week for the first public court hearing in connection with the case.

After defence solicitor Gemma Elder informed Sheriff Seith Ireland that her client maintained his innocence, proceedings were continued until next month for a trial to take place.

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