A teenager who headbutted a police officer in a north-east hospital has had his sentence deferred.
Sean Edward appeared at Peterhead Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted to a string of offences.
He pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and assaulting a police officer in the town’s community hospital and St Andrews Street on July 18 and 19 this year.
The 19-year-old also pleaded guilty to stealing alcohol from Morrisons supermarket in Peterhead on July 31.
Fiscal depute Ruaridh McAlister stated that police decided to intervene after he was seen outside Aberdeenshire Council’s headquarters.
He said: “At around 2pm, the accused was seen outside Buchan House and he was heard saying he had suicidal thoughts. He ran off and was later traced by police.
“He was taken to Peterhead Hospital where he made threats and was heard saying he would stab the officers.
“The decision was made to put him in light restraints and he kicked out at the officers.
“He headbutted constable Amy Dawson on her right cheek bone. She was left was bruising and swelling, but was able to return to her duties later that day.”
A criminal justice social work report on Edward had been prepared and defence agent Sam Milligan said it was “comprehensive” and that its contents were “quite dark”.
Sheriff Christine McCrossan deferred sentence on Edward, whose address was give in court papers as Chapel Street, Peterhead, until next month for a psychiatric report.