A GREENOCK man facing crowbar-brandishing and threatening behaviour charges involving his former partner has had his trial postponed - after declaring Covid-19 symptoms.

Harry Kerr phoned his lawyer on the day he was due to be in the dock, stating that he is now self-isolating after developing potential signs of coronavirus.

Kerr, 63, had been due to stand trial on allegations of forcing entry to his ex's flat and acting aggressively towards her and two other men.

Prosecutors say he repeatedly shouted, swore and made abusive remarks and threats of violence with the South Street flat on July 29.

His solicitor told the sheriff court: "Mr Kerr has been in touch with my office this morning to advise that he has Covid-type symptoms and that he is self-isolating."

The lawyer lodged a motion to have the trial adjourned to a future date, which was not opposed by the Crown.

Fiscal depute Lindy Scaife said: "Unfortunately I'm not in a position to oppose in the circumstances."

Sheriff Michael Higgins granted the motion and asked for 'medical vouching' of Kerr's position.

The defence lawyer said: "My experience is that when someone has symptoms they are told to self-isolate, rather than go to a surgery."

Sheriff Higgins replied: "I'd like medical vouching insofar as it is available."

The case is due to call again on November 24 for an updated position.

Kerr, of Inverkip Street, is currently now set to stand trial on December 23.