A GREENOCK man abducted a woman in the town and later forced her to jump out of a moving vehicle to her injury, prosecutors say.

Kyle Loossens is also charged with attacking and robbing the alleged victim on the same day as the claimed abduction.

Loossens, 21, is facing a trial before a sheriff and jury on the indictment allegations.

The Crown says he detained the young woman against her will in his BMW car on April 14 last year.

The alleged offence is said to have been committed at the Esplanade in Greenock, Langhouse Road in Inverkip and elsewhere in Inverclyde.

It is claimed that Loossens refused to stop the vehicle when repeatedly requested to do so by the female passenger.

He attempted to grab her clothing and forced her to leap from the car to her injury, it is alleged.

Loossens, of Gateside Grove, allegedly shouted, swore, made violent threats towards the complainer and placed her in a state of fear and alarm during the same incident.

He is also charged with assaulting the woman at Langhouse Road by pursuing her, seizing her clothing, grabbing her by the body and pulling her to the ground.

Prosecutors say he then proceeded to rob her of a mobile phone.

According to court papers, the alleged offences were aggravated by involving abuse of his partner or ex-partner.

Solicitor Ellen Macdonald submitted a not guilty plea to the allegations on her client's behalf at a calling of the case at Greenock Sheriff Court.

Sheriff James Varney continued proceedings to a jury trial scheduled to begin on May 7.

Loossens bail was continued.