A man who kicked a cop in the privates after two boozy barbecues has been told to pay him £500 compensation.
Steven Jaffrey, 54, had been out drinking at two barbecues with his wife – but the day ended with him in cuffs after he assaulted a police officer.
Jaffrey appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted assaulting a police officer by kicking him in the groin and seizing him by the throat.
He also pled guilty to struggling with cops and resisting handcuffs being applied in the incident just before 11pm on July 21 at North Street, Inverurie.
The court heard he had been at the barbecues with his wife, who was going to be driving, but she was called away to collect their daughter who had become unwell.
Jaffrey later tried to walk into town, but was stopped by police due to his behaviour – and turned violent.
Depute fiscal Lixia Sun said: “The accused’s behaviour came to police attention. Police cautioned and arrested the accused regarding his behaviour.
“One of the officers went to handcuff the accused and the accused tensed up his body to resist being arrested. He then kicked the PC to the private area and grabbed him by the throat.”
Defence agent Mike Monro said: “On the day in question he’d been out with his wife. They’d been to a barbecue. She was the driver. The accused accepts he consumed alcohol at the barbecue.
“They then left and went to another barbecue.”
He added that Jaffrey’s wife was going to be driving him home, but left after receiving a call telling them their daughter was unwell.
He said: “He then, in his infinite stupidity, decided to walk to the centre of Inverurie to meet up with them. All he met up with was a police van.
“For reasons the accused can’t fathom as to why, he then behaved in such an obstructive manner to the officers. He apologises vehemently for his actions.”
Sheriff Mungo Bovey ordered Jaffrey, of Garioch Road, Inverurie, to pay a £500 fine and also £500 compensation to the officer.