A MAN told cops they were “dirty wrong yins” and he was going to knock them out.

Cops turned up at Mark Gallagher’s home on June 21, last year, following reports of misuse of the 999 call system.

They were let in by the 49-year-old at 6.40pm and he was arrested and taken to Clydebank police office.

But whilst on route, he became verbally abusive.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, fiscal depute Victoria Keel said: “He stated ‘away you go and take two running f***s to yourself’.

“He also stated ‘pair of dirty f*****g wrong yins’.

“Whilst in custody at Clydebank police office, he stated, ‘I'm going to knock you out, man’ and ‘if I punch you on the f*****g nose you’ll get a reward’.

“Due to his intoxicated state, he was not formally cautioned and charged.”

The Crown accepted a not guilty plea of Gallagher repeatedly making calls to NHS 111 and 999 and making misleading statements including that there had been a stabbing, causing emergency services to be deployed.

His lawyer stated her clients offending relates to issues with alcohol.

She added: “However, he has been sober for eight months now. He regularly attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

“On the day of the offence, he was struggling and was dealing with grief. He would be willing to comply with a community-based disposal.”

Sheriff Allan Findlay fined Gallagher, of Argyle Street, £260.