A MAN charged with threatening staff at Greenock's homelessness unit and spitting at police is set to stand trial at the sheriff court after maintaining pleas of not guilty to the allegations.

Thomas Footit is accused of repeatedly shouting, swearing and acting aggressively at the Inverclyde Centre on Dalrymple Street last November.

Footit, 46, is charged with repeatedly punching a window at the centre, throwing numerous miscellaneous items towards two female employees and uttering threats of violence towards them and police who attended the disturbance.

Footit is said to have made homophobic remarks and repeatedly spat at the officers, while it is also claimed that he tensed his body and struggled with police in an attempt to prevent handcuffs from being applied.

Court papers state that the accused, who is currently in custody, was subject to bail conditions at the time of the alleged offences.

The case is due to call again in August.