A MAN locked up on a charge of unlawful possession of a knife in a Port Glasgow street has been further remanded in custody after a sheriff rejected a bid for bail.

Andrew Tweedley, 29, is accused of having a blade with him on the town's Highholm Street without reasonable excuse or lawful authority on February 11.

He appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday to plead not guilty to the indictment charge through lawyer Gerry Keenan.

Mr Keenan moved for bail and told the court that his client had an address to go to at Nelson Street in Greenock.

Sheriff James Spy refused bail and continued the preliminary First Diet stage of the case until June 23.