AN assault-accused man charged with carrying out an alleged hammer attack in Port Glasgow is set to stand trial before a jury.

Gary Bradley, currently remanded in custody, appeared from custody at the sheriff court to deny an allegation that he repeatedly struck a man on the head and body to his injury.

Bradley, 38, is said to have had unlawful possession of a hammer and a knife without reasonable excuse at the Port's Highholm Street on October 8 last year.

It is claimed he was subject to two separate bail orders at the time of the alleged offences.

Defence solicitor Aidan Gallagher maintained his client's not guilty pleas to the three indictment charges at a preliminary calling of the case.

Sheriff James Spy continued proceedings to a trial, scheduled to begin on March 25 and expected to last up to four days.