A PORT Glasgow man charged with assaulting emergency workers and threatening police officers with violence is due to stand trial later this year.

Christopher Duffy shouted, swore and spat at constables and also made violent threats at the town's railway station and within an ambulance en route to Inverclyde Royal Hospital, according to prosecutors.

The 25-year-old is accused of assaulting, obstructing or hindering a male paramedic at the train station on October 24 last year, with court papers claiming that the worker was responding to emergency circumstances and was attempting to assist Duffy.

Duffy is accused of attempting to strike the paramedic on the head and he also allegedly carried out the same offence against a male ambulance technician.

Representing Duffy, of Highholm Street, solicitor Amy Spencer maintained his not guilty pleas to the allegations.

A trial is scheduled for September at Greenock Sheriff Court.