A MAN has been slammed by a sheriff for his “disgusting behaviour” after he kicked a police officer.

Robert Noble, 26, was outside Glasgow Royal Infirmary when cops spotted him on May 9 last year.

They were on patrol at 1pm and believed Noble had been involved in a previous incident. The officers got out of their vehicle, approached him, and explained why they were speaking to him, but they were told to “f**k off”.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, procurator fiscal depute Ross Harris said: “The accused attempted to enter the hospital continuing to shout at police. They asked the accused to desist from his conduct, however, this continued.

“The accused was informed he was under arrest and continued to shout and swear at police shouting’ f**k off, when I see yous out in the f*****g street I’ll kill you’ and ‘f*****g leave me alone’.

“He kicked a male police officer to his upper thigh. Further officers attended. He was placed in a marked cell van.

“The accused continued his abusive conduct. Police attempted to establish if he required hospital treatment before attending the police station. He shouted, ‘you have got white around your mouth, it’s your boyfriend’s c**'.

"He was then conveyed to Helen Street police office.”

Noble’s defence solicitor said: “Completely unacceptable conduct and he knows and accepts that. He had been at a house party. There is a record, but he is somebody who works. There is only one matter in the last 10 years, but this was wholly unacceptable behaviour.”

Sheriff Patricia Pryce told the Easterhouse man: “I find cases like this very troubling. You conducted yourself in a way you think it’s okay to assault someone doing their job. Would you like to be assaulted whilst doing your job?

“The officers even went on to offer to take you to the hospital before the police station. It’s disgusting behaviour, what you said to them was disgusting, how you treated them was disgusting. Nobody in the course of their employment deserves to be treated this way, particularly emergency service workers.

“Given the fact you have a limited record, I’m persuaded narrowly you are someone who is normally law-abiding.”

Noble was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and be under social work supervision for 12 months.