A MAN is accused of approaching three women in a Glasgow shopping centre.

Dogan Atik, 29, allegedly behaved in a threatening or abusive manner at St Enoch's on February 1, 2022.

Court papers stated that he repeatedly followed one woman who is unknown to the prosecutor.

He is said to have compelled her to engage in conversation with him and restricted her ability to leave.

It is stated that he then swore and uttered threats towards a Stephen Ovens who came to the aid of the woman.

Atik faces a similar charge toward a Jacqueline Cox and the same time and place.

The charge claims Atik compelled her to engage in conversation with him, repeatedly moved towards her, pursued her and placed her in a state of fear and alarm.

Another charge alleges Atik approached Christine Gow and compelled her to engage in conversation with him.

It is stated that he repeatedly asked her to stand while uttering sexual remarks and behaved in an aggressive manner towards her.

A final charge claims that Atik was abusive towards two police officers by challenging them to fight and uttered offensive and racially aggravated remarks.

The said charge is said to have been racially aggravated.

Atik pleaded not guilty yesterday to the four charges at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

A further hearing was fixed for next month by sheriff Tom Hughes.