Four women from Muirkirk have appeared in court in connection with an incident in the village in which two women were allegedly assaulted.

Shelby Park, 29, Hayley McLaren, 24, Sandie Shaw, 22, and Demi McLaren, 27, all deny charges relating to an alleged disturbance in the village’s Henderson Drive on September 1 last year.

It’s claimed that Hayley McLaren assaulted a woman by repeatedly pushing her on the body, engaging in a struggle with her, then seizing her and pushing and pulling her.

Court papers allege that she then scratched the woman on the head with her fingernails, repeatedly punched her on the head and body, and forced her to the ground, all to her injury.

Ms Park is charged with assaulting and injuring a second woman, aged 68, by pushing her to the ground and causing her to strike her arm on a fence.

Ms Park also faces a charge of assaulting the first woman by allegedly kicking her on the head as she lay on the ground.

It’s alleged that Ms Park also held the first woman against a door and engaged in a struggle to the woman’s injury.

Hayley McLaren is alleged to have assaulted the 68-year-old woman by pushing her on the ground to her injury.

The pair, along with two more women – Demi McLaren, 27, and 22-year-old Sandie Shaw – face a further charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by allegedly shouting, swearing, adopting an aggressive demeanour and shouting anti-disablist remarks.

Ms Shaw and Hayley McLaren face a sixth charge, similar to the fifth, of threatening behaviour by shouting, swearing, adopting an aggressive demeanour and shouting disablist remarks – with the alleged offence aggravated by prejudice relating to disability.

Ms Park, of Pagan Walk, Hayley McLaren, of Henderson Drive, Ms Shaw, of Garpel Drive, and Demi McLaren, also of Pagan Walk, pleaded not guilty to the charges when they appeared in Ayr Sheriff Court.

All four will return to court to face the allegations at a later date.