A MAN facing multiple criminal charges at Greenock Sheriff Court was ordered to stay away from a named woman as a condition of being allowed bail - then assaulted her to injury days later, it is alleged.

Oleg Podolian is also said to have shouted, swore and uttered threats of violence towards police officers on October 6 last year at Captain Street in Greenock.

Podolian, 49, repeatedly struck a door at a nearby property on the same date, and shouted racial remarks towards the PCs at Greenock police office, it is claimed.

Podolian, who was granted bail last November, repeatedly contacted the female complainer by phone hours later, the Crown says.

He is further charged with pushing a retail worker on the body at a premises on West Blackhall Street last November 3, and with shouting, swearing, making threats to damage property and uttering offensive racial remarks towards the alleged assault victim.

A week later, at a flat in the town, Podolian assaulted his partner when he pushed her to the floor causing her to strike her head to her injury, according to prosecutors.

The charge adds that he committed the alleged offence whilst subject to an undertaking to appear at Greenock Sheriff Court.

A further charge alleges that Podolian, who now lives in Glasgow, acted aggressively and threw a plate at a wall, causing it to smash and damage the wall on the same date of the alleged domestic assault.

A warrant was issued for Podolian's arrest after he failed to appear at a recent calling of the case, with solicitor Derek Buchanan telling the court that legal aid was still outstanding and he was 'not entirely surprised' by his client's absence.