A man is being prosecuted for allegedly carrying out a Buckfast bottle attack on his girlfriend.

Alexander Harrison is alleged to have smashed a bottle of the fortified wine over the head of Natasha Erwin during an attack in his home town.

It's claimed Harrison lashed out at Miss Erwin on January, 9 this year in Dalry Road, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.

Prosecutors claim he rained punches on her head, grabbed her by the hair, and repeatedly pulled her by the hair - causing her to fall to the ground.

And, while on the floor, he is said to have smacked her over the head with a Buckfast bottle, leaving her badly hurt.

It's claimed that Harrison carried out the alleged attack - which prosecutors claim was "aggravated by involving abuse of" his partner - while on bail over a previous Kilmarnock Sheriff Court case.

He also faces a second charge of breaking a bail condition not to approach or contact her by carrying out the alleged attack.

Harrison was detained by police over the assault claims earlier this month and a hearing took place at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

The case against him was continued for prosecutors to investigate further and he was remanded in custody.

He was expected to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Tuesday to be fully committed for trial.

But the hearing did not take place and he was liberated over the case.

No future court dates have been set, but Crown Office prosecutors have confirmed the case is still live, and Harrison is expected to appear in court again at some time in the future.