A Glasgow man spat at and attacked two police officers.

James O'Brian, 40, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court last week after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a cop and attempting to punch another on the body.

The incident took place on February 10, 2023, on Shettleston Road in the East End.

At the hearing, his lawyer said: "He has admitted he is an alcoholic. He describes it as binge drinking.

"There are issues with mental health as well."

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Sheriff Allan McKay said: "He could be going to prison, given his record and nasty style of assault.

"But if he is willing to try another option, then I am willing to give it to him."

O'Brian was sentenced to 135 hours of unpaid work which is to be completed within six months.

The sheriff added: "I intend to keep an eye on what is happening here."