TWO men and a woman engaged in 'acts of public indecency' at a Greenock town centre pub, it is alleged.

Arrest warrants have been issued for two of the accused and the other has been locked up after appearing at the sheriff court.

Prosecutors say that all three carried out 'inappropriate acts' at the James Watt on Cathcart Street.

A 25-year-old Greenock woman is said to have performed or mimicked a sexual act on accused Charley Malone, 28.

The female and the other man, 33, from Dumbarton — who are currently being sought by police — are accused of removing their lower clothing before the woman allegedly sat on the man's lap.

They are said to have then 'engaged in an inappropriate act in a public place'.

The Crown says that the alleged offences were committed at the Wetherspoon's pub on July 18.

Malone, of Mount Pleasant Street, is further accused of aggressive behaviour, threatening to spit on police, struggling violently with officers and assaulting a female PC.

It is alleged that he shouted, swore, removed the face mask of a member of the pub's staff and refused to leave the premises.

Prosecutors say that later at his flat Malone indicated that he intended to spit on the police and repeatedly kicked an officer on her body.

He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him through lawyer Graeme Bryson after appearing in court from custody.

Prosecutor Kirstin Brierley opposed bail on grounds of Malone's criminal record and the nature of the alleged offences.

Ms Brierley said: "The accused was also subject to four bail orders at the time of the alleged offences.

"It is considered that he would be a substantial risk of reoffending."

Fiscal depute Miss Brierley told the court that Malone is on bail on charges of assault to severe injury and violence towards police officers.

Sheriff David Hall told Malone: "I am satisfied that the Crown's position is well founded.

"You are on four bails and a deferred sentence.

"You will be remanded in custody."

Fiscal depute Ms Brierley sought and was also granted initiating arrest warrants for Malone's co-accused, with the case to return to court at a later date.