A man has admitted assaulting two police officers and making racial remarks during a boozy night out.
Muhammed Ahmed, 27, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted kicking two police officers. He also acted in an aggressive manner and made offensive remarks.
The offence, which took place on Inverurie’s Market Place on Christmas Day, along with one of the assaults, was racially aggravated.
Fiscal Depute Stuart Wright told the court The offence took place during the early hours of December 25, and Ahmed, who was described as “under the influence of alcohol”, approached officers while they were speaking to a male about a separate incident.
The court heard he was shouting and grabbed something from one of the officers, resulting in him being restrained.
At this point he kicked one of the police officers.
Ahmed, whose address was given as Main Street, New Deer, made remarks calling officers “white piglets”, along with other comments.
Mr Wright said Ahmed also told the officers: “I know your faces, you have to watch yourselves.”
Ahmed was then taken to a police van, at which point he kicked a second officer.
Defence for Ahmed, Michael Horsman, said a friend of his client had been taken by police and he did not know why.
He added: “He became involved, he appreciates he should not have.
“He wishes to apologise for his conduct.
“He appre-ciates he was in the wrong.”
Sheriff Christine McCrossan deferred sentence on Ahmed until later this month for a background report.
She told him: “What has been described to me is you carried out unprovoked attacks on police officers.”
Sheriff McCrossan told him he would be, and was, remanded in custody while the report was being prepared.
She said: “I see on your record you have done this before.”