A MAN has been charged with repeatedly punching a ten-year-old child to injury.

Dominic Docherty, 41, is also accused of assaulting a woman by striking her on the head, punching her body and pushing her.

The alleged violence is said to have taken place within a house near Auchmountain Glen in Greenock on August 17.

It's alleged that Docherty, whose address wasn't given in court, later smashed the rear window of the woman's car with a rock.

He pleaded not guilty and was allowed bail on condition he stays away from his alleged victims.

The case will call again on January 19.