A MAN is being prosecuted for allegedly abusing two of his former girlfriends in Linwood.

David Finnigan is said to have hounded both women in April and May this year.

Prosecutors claim that, between April 9 and 21, at Bridge of Weir Road, Linwood, and elsewhere in the town, he behaved in a threatening or abusive way towards Debbie Reid by telephoning her, shouting and swearing at her and threatening her.

He is also said to have repeatedly sent her threatening text messages.

It is also claimed that, on May 24, at the McDonald’s car park in Griffin Avenue, Paisley, within a car on roads in Paisley and Linwood and at a property in Kintyre Avenue, Linwood, he abused Natalie Manley.

Finnigan, of Park Road, Paisley, is accused of repeatedly making threatening or abusive remarks to Ms Manley and entering her home uninvited.

The same day, he is said to have placed her and other unidentified occupants in her car, as well as other road users, in danger by grabbing the steering wheel at a roundabout, sending the vehicle onto the wrong side of the road.

All of the alleged offences are said to have been aggravated by involving abuse of an ex-partner.

Finnigan pleaded not guilty to the three charges against him when he appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court last week for a pre-trial hearing. 

Proceedings were adjourned for a further pre-trial hearing to take place and a trial is due to begin later this month.

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