A Forfar man has been locked up after attacking police officers who were called when he refused to hand back his mum’s dog.
Alistair Hill admitted four charges when he appeared via video link from HMP Perth at Dundee Sheriff Court.
He pled guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner towards his 62-year-old mum Anne Simpson, which was likely to cause her fear and alarm, by shouting and swearing at her and refusing to return her dog.
He also admitted assaulting two police officers and a custody officer at West Bell Street police station while he was arrested.
Fiscal-depute Gavin Burton told the court Hill had been visited by his mother and when she left his home to meet a friend, he offered to look after her dog, Gizmo.
He had already drunk a bottle of vodka and had another while she was out.
The court heard when his mum and friend came back to the property he became aggressive and refused to hand the dog back.
The police were called and he became aggressive with officers while they were taking him to the force headquarters on West Bell Street.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael sentenced Hill to six months in jail.