A MAN who spat in the face of a police officer will learn his fate when he is sentenced this week.

Alistair Aikman, 18, of no fixed address, behaved in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear and alarm.

He was shouting and swearing and acting in an aggressive manner. He also struggled violently with police officers.

He pleaded guilty to the offence at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last month, where a sheriff was also told that the incident happened on May 11, at Duncombe View, Clydebank.

Aikman also assaulted a police officer at Clydebank police office on the same day by spitting on his face.

At the time, the court was also told, Aikman was on four bail orders imposed on him, two at Dumbarton Justice of the Peace Court, one at Dumbarton Sheriff Court and one at Paisley Sheriff Court. One of the bail orders was imposed just two days before the two incidents in Clydebank.

Sentence was deferred until July 4 for Sheriff Maxwell Hendry, who will also deal with other matters Aikman faces. He was remanded in custody.