A north-east man has admitted attacking a police officer when confronted in a town centre pub about his behaviour.
Paul Chalmers pleaded guilty to behaving disorderly in the port’s JD Wetherspoon’s premises and attacking a police constable when his case called at Peterhead Sheriff Court.
Chalmers, 40, committed the offences on April 25 last year.
Sheriff Philip Mann deferred sentence on the case until March to allow for social work reports to be prepared on his background.
Chalmers, of 94 Clerkhill Road, Peterhead, was sentenced to a year-long community payback order in February last year.
“You’re already on a community payback order and I want to see how you’re doing on that,” the sheriff said.
“There may well be a change in your attitude.”
Chalmers was behaving in a disorderly manner and refused to leave while present in The Cross Keys pub.
He later assaulted a police officer and did “spit at him twice”, in breach of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.
Chalmers has a history of confrontation with police officers.
Last July, as he was being escorted into Fraserburgh police station, he hid one package of cannabis and tried to swallow another bag of resin to prevent officers finding drugs.
The drugs were worth less than £20.
And in October 2014, Chalmers was at the centre of a “Mexican stand-off” with officers when they arrested him.
Again at Fraserburgh police station, he refused to leave the arresting officer’s vehicle and had to be physically removed.
The officers had arrested him after receiving a complaint he was acting in an abusive manner on Peterhead’s Willowbank Road.