TWO women have appeared in court over an alleged glass-smashing disturbance and claimed attacks on two other females inside a flat in Gourock.

Ann Marie Clark, 55, and her niece Ann Marie Bradley, 38, are said to have both assaulted one woman, whom prosecutors say was left severely injured.

Clark — currently on bail regarding a previously alleged assault — is further charged with punching another woman on the head, knocking her to the ground and repeatedly kicking her.

Co-accused Bradley is said to have pushed the first woman against a mirror which the Crown says was broken, resulting in the alleged victim being struck by fragments of glass to her severe injury.

She is is accused of initially seizing the woman by her body before allegedly pushing and pulling her.

Prosecutors say Clark later punched the woman, seized her throat and restrained her on a bed to injury.

Fiscal depute Pamela Brady opposed Clark's release from custody on a further bail order, telling Greenock Sheriff Court: "She is already subject to bail regarding an alleged assault to injury of a middle-aged cleaner on a work premises.

"There are also two recent convictions for violence."

Defence lawyer Gerry Keenan said: "She has never had a custodial sentence before, is 55 years of age, a married lady who enjoys self employment."

The alleged assaults are said to have taken place at a property on Gourock's Shore Street on Sunday.

Clark, of Cardwell Road, and Bradley, of Luton in Bedfordshire, pleaded not guilty to the charges through Mr Keenan and fellow defence agent Aidan Gallagher.

Bail was granted by Sheriff Michael Higgins on condition that both women do not approach or contact the alleged victims in any way.

Clark has also been made subject to a night-time curfew restricting her to her home between 7pm and 4.15am each day.

The case is due to call again in on December 22, ahead of a trial scheduled for January 18 next year.