A man is to stand trial charged with brandishing a sawn-off shotgun at police.

Kevin McGuire, 27, is said to have carried out the alleged crime at a flat in Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire on 22nd March this year.

Prosecutors claim he had the weapon “with intent to resist or prevent his lawful arrest”.

It is said he did “present” the gun at two constables before eventually driving away from them.

McGuire denies the charge under the Firearms Act as well as four others including possessing of the weapon and driving while only having a provisional licence.

His lawyer Joe Barr today told the hearing at the High Court in Glasgow: “The defence is prepared and ready for trial.

“The evidence in the case will be in short compass.”

Lord Burns set a trial due to begin next June in Glasgow.

The case could last up to four days.