A MURDER bid accused Greenock man has appeared in court on a second alleged attempted killing in a matter of three days.

Lenny Cole made no plea at Greenock Sheriff Court to a charge of attempting to knife Reece Warnock to death in Port Glasgow town centre.

Cole, 21, was in the dock at the High Court last Tuesday accused of trying to murder Shaun Charles, 22, in Greenock.

He had absconded and had been at large for a prolonged period after failing to appear for trial on that alleged broad daylight attack in June 2018.

Prosecutors say Cole attacked Mr Warnock, 18, on Princess Street in Port Glasgow on August 27 last year.

The charge against him alleges that he repeatedly struck the teenager on the body with a knife or similar instrument to severe injury and danger of life.

It is further alleged that he 'did attempt to murder him'.

Cole's sibling Andrew Sutherland, 29, pleaded guilty at the High Court in Glasgow 10 days ago to attempting to murder Mr Warnock, whom the court heard died following a drugs overdose on October 17 last year.

Cole, previously of Union Street in Greenock, was arrested last Monday after police swooped on a property in Glasgow.

He was remanded in custody following after appearing at the High Court charged with the attempted murder of Mr Charles on Union Street.

Police said at the time that a man had been attacked by an assailant armed with a 'large bladed weapon' near the McLean Museum.

The injured man was rushed by ambulance to Inverclyde Royal but had to be transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow due to the severity of his wounds.

Three friends he was with were not injured.

Cole had originally been remanded in custody at the sheriff court on an attempted murder charge but was allowed bail following an appeal to the High Court.

His lawyer made no motion for bail during a private appearance on petition in Greenock charged with Mr Warnock's attempted murder.

Sheriff Andrew McIntyre further remanded Cole in custody.

Dates for his next court appearances are yet to be confirmed.