A MAN accused of assaulting three police officers at a house in Faifley is due to appear in court next month.

James Lang, 27, is alleged to have attacked three police constables at an address in Watchmeal Crescent on September 22.

Prosecutors claim that he grabbed one of the officers on the body, pushed him to the ground, sat on top of him and headbutted him, leaving the officer severely injured.

It’s also alleged that Mr Lang – who did not appear when his case called at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on December 22 – pushed a female officer against a wall and tried to bite her on the body during the same incident.

Mr Lang is also accused of assaulting a third officer by repeatedly striking him on the head with his elbow, and of struggling violently with the same three officers, and with a fourth police constable, during the same incident.

A fourth charge against Mr Lang alleges that in the course of the incident he was in breach of a curfew bail condition requiring him to be within his bail address between 7pm and 7am each night.

Last week’s court hearing was told Mr Lang, currently an inmate at Barlinnie prison, denies all the charges against him.

Defence lawyer Ian Sievwright said an administrative error meant he had not seen details of the charges against Mr Lang until the week before the case called.

Mr Sievwright asked for a short adjournment in the case, to allow him time to take proper instructions from his client.

Sheriff William Gallacher scheduled a further procedural hearing for Tuesday, January 12; Mr Lang will remain in custody until then.