A MAN who spouted racist abuse to a police officer will learn his fate when he returns to court next month.

James Davidson, of Broomhill Gate, pleaded guilty to challenging officers to fight and uttering offensive and racist remarks and threats on January 26.

He appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday.

The court heard that the 27-year-old was heavily drunk when police came across him when attending at his address for an unrelated matter.

The procurator fiscal said: “For his own safety he was put into the police van for them to gather his details at around 11pm.

“He became aggressive and started to shout the usual swear words.

“He was challenging officers to fight and said to one female officer: ‘You’re a f*****g cow’.

“He was taken to Partick police office. Whilst there, he referred to a constable as a ‘f*****g p**i b*****d’. He was held in custody.”

Davidson’s solicitor told the court that his client is not a racist man by nature, and is ashamed of his behaviour.

He added: “Embarrassed would be an understatement here. He was heavily under the influence.

“He was at his partner’s address and she asked him to leave because he was so drunk.

“Police apprehended him; I think he got a fright. That’s when his behaviour seemed to escalate. He has offered an apology to all those involved.

“He resides with his partner currently; they have one child together and he has two stepchildren. He plays a significant part in their lives.

“He has spent some time in custody which has allowed him to calm down and realise this behaviour is not acceptable.”

Davidson, who is on bail for other outstanding matters, blamed alcohol for his behaviour when offending and told his lawyer he has been attending alcohol support services as best he can.

The sheriff told him: “When you are sober, you work, when you’re drunk you commit offences.

“A custodial sentence is at the forefront of my mind. However, before finally deciding, I will call for a report assessing your suitability for the alcohol course. I’m told you would welcome this ­opportunity.”

Sentencing was adjourned until March 18.