A MAN called cops “piggy” and “scummy” before repeatedly assaulting the officers.

Dylan Irvine, 27, was stopped in his car by police on patrol in Pollok at around 11pm on June 29, 2020.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court this week, the prosecutor said: “The police had cause to stop the accused near Waterfoot Terrace.

“When they approached, he shouted, ‘what are you arresting me for, you bunch of piggy p****s’, ‘you are scummy b******s’ and ‘f**k off’ whilst violently waving his arms in an aggressive manner.

“He was informed he was under arrest.”

When handcuffs were being placed on Irvine, he kicked a cop to his leg before headbutting him to his chest, causing the officer to stumble backwards.

He then punched the other officer on the arm, which caused bruising. Irvine then headbutted him to his shoulder.

He was placed in the back of a cell van. Officers could smell alcohol from him, and he was described as slurring his speech.

After being conveyed to Helen Street police office, he refused to provide a sample of breath, and stated: “I wasn’t driving”.

He was cautioned and charged and made no reply.

Irvine, who had been placed on a community-based disposal after previously being sentenced for the offences, appeared in court for breaching the order, which was revoked.

His lawyer said her client accepts the seriousness of the matter.

She added: “He has worked all his adult life and continues to work at present. He knows the first thing on your mind is custody but there is an alternative.

“He has health difficulties. There are no outstanding matters, and he hasn’t offended since.”

Sheriff Charles Lugton told Irvine, of Pollok: “With the very narrowest of margins, I will deal with this by a non-custodial basis.

“I have taken account of the fact you are working and supporting your children.”

He was tagged and ordered to stay within his home between 7pm-7am for six months, as a direct alternative to custody.

The sheriff added: “The reality is, if you breach this order there will be very limited options.”