A MAN accused of carrying out a knife attack in a Greenock street three years ago is set to face a jury trial next month.

Paul Harper is charged with striking an alleged victim on the body with a blade on March 19, 2021 at Rook Road in the town.

Court papers claim that Harper, 47, severely injured the male in the alleged attack 'having previously evinced malice and ill-will towards him'.

The accused is also said to have been in possession of cocaine at Greenock police office the following day, while it is further alleged that he failed to appear for a court hearing in December 2022.

Greenock Sheriff Court was previously told that proceedings had been held up due to an 'unbelievable' delay in completing a VIPER (video identification parade electronic recording) procedure.

Sheriff James Varney scheduled a trial for April 15 and Harper, of the Inverclyde Centre, will remain on bail in the meantime.