A MAN has appeared in court charged with leaving a woman badly hurt and scarred for life in an attack in a Dalmuir street.

Christopher Elliot, 26, is accused of repeatedly striking the woman with a sharp object in Stewart Street on November 27, to her severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Elliot, currently on remand at Low Moss prison in Bishopbriggs, is also alleged to have kicked another woman on the body in the same street on the same date.

Prosecutors further allege that at the Keystore in nearby Dunn Street, Elliot punched a man on the head to his injury, again on November 27.

Judith Reid, defending, told a hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on March 17 that Elliot was pleading not guilty to all three charges.

Ms Reid asked that Elliot be released on bail. But Sheriff William Gallacher told Elliot he would remain in custody for the time being.

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Referring to the coronavirus outbreak, and to guidelines issued that day by Scotland’s most senior law officer that new jury trials should not be scheduled, Sheriff Gallacher also said he could not set a date for when Elliot would stand trial on the charges.

The case was adjourned for seven days.