A GREENOCK man and woman have been charged with repeatedly punching and kicking another on the head and body.

James Kerr, 40, and Lesley Ann Gibson, 42, are said to have carried out the alleged assault to injury at Gibson's flat on Kelly street.

They have pleaded not guilty at the sheriff court through lawyers Aidan Gallagher and Marc Chambers.

Kerr, whose address wasn't given in court, has lodged a special defence of acting in the self-defence of another.

He and Gibson are due to stand trial tomorrow.