A GREENOCK man charged with carrying a knife while walking on a main road through the town and allegedly forcing motorists to take evasive action is set to stand trial at the sheriff court.

Kurt Jerome entered a property on Stafford Road uninvited on July 29 last year and removed a knife from a drawer in the kitchen before fleeing the home, it is alleged.

Jerome, 29, then walked along the roadway on Inverkip Road, causing road users to take evasive action to avoid colliding with him, the Crown says.

Jerome is also said to have shouted, swore, acted aggressively and uttered threats of violence towards police officers.

Court papers allege that Jerome entered another address, on Westmorland Road, uninvited on the same date and acted in an erratic manner.

The accused faces further charges of having unlawful possession of a bladed weapon in a public place without reasonable excuse and resisting, obstructing or hindering two male police constables by struggling violently with them.

It is alleged that Jerome also used a Citroën C3 car without insurance at the BP filling station on Inverkip Road on the same day, while he was allegedly in possession of cannabis at the same location with intent to supply the class B drug to others.

Jerome, of Mary Street, denied the charges through solicitor Aidan Gallagher during a calling of the case at Greenock Sheriff Court last week.

Sheriff Sean Lynch continued proceedings to a trial scheduled to get underway at the end of October.