A man who tried to spit in a police officer’s face in Dundee city centre has been jailed.
Brian Linn, 35, was confronted by officers on Reform Street in relation to another matter and was being searched when he became abusive.
He told an officer: “I’m going to spit in your face.”
Linn then spat towards the constable’s face, but the latter blocked it with his hand.
Linn pled guilty to the offence which happened on June 17 2017.
Defence solicitor Ross Donnelly told Dundee Sheriff Court: “He would like to emphasise to the court how ashamed he is.
“He accepts spitting at anyone, let alone a police officer, is unacceptable behaviour.
“This offence happened some considerable time ago and since then he has desisted from any type of offending.
“He has previous convictions from when he was younger but he has matured and now holds a full-time job.”
Sheriff Alastair Brown jailed Linn, of Craigard Gardens, for 27 weeks.
He said: “Police officers regularly put themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of the community.
“This court will not tolerate assaults upon police officers or any other emergency workers.
“Spitting in somebody’s face is a particularly unpleasant and serious form of assault. You will go to jail.”