A man has been ordered to pay a fine following a “prolonged struggle” with police in the city centre.
Lee Rose, 24, was not present yesterday when the case called at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, however he submitted a letter pleading guilty to the offence.
He admitted shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner on Union Street on August 31, as well as struggling violently with police officers.
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Fiscal depute Lucy Simpson told the court: “At around 5.50pm on the date in question a witness was on Union Street in Aberdeen when he engaged in conversation with the accused.
“The witness challenged the accused after perceiving that he had bumped into his taxi which was parked at the locus.
“The accused began to shout and swear at the man, becoming extremely close to him. It appeared to the witness his intention was to start a fight.”
Police were called and when they arrived they saw Rose “acting aggressively” towards the man. Ms Simpson said: “The accused made an attempt to leave the locus and was stopped by officers.
“He reacted by shouting and swearing and when officers took hold of him a prolonged struggle ensued.”
Sheriff Gary Aitken fined Rose, of Slessor Road, Kincorth, £300.