A man will stand trial accused of trying to kill a baby and seriously assaulting another.
Andrew White is charged with the attempted murder of four-week-old boy at a house in Shotts, Lanarkshire on March 31 and April 1, 2018.
It is alleged the 31-year-old, of Dundee, grabbed the baby, repeatedly shook him and inflicted blunt force trauma to his head and body by means unknown.
White is further accused of repeatedly assaulting another child to his severe injury and danger of his life at a property in Livingston, West Lothian between September 24 and December 10, 2010.
This boy is said to have been less than two weeks old when the alleged attacks began.
The child is said to have been seized, his body pressed and again allegedly suffered blunt force trauma.
White faces a third charge of failing to turn up for a previous court date.
A hearing took place on Monday at the High Court in Glasgow.
White’s previous legal team had withdrew from acting for him the last time the case called in January.
He was represented by defence advocate Charles Ferguson.
White – who denies the charges – had his attendance excused.
Lord Doherty fixed a trial due to start on January 19 next year in Livingston.
White remains on bail meantime.