A YOUNG man who spat in the face of a police officer has been ordered to stay within his home for two months.

Leslie Weir appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, August 2, after pleading guilty to two charges at an earlier date.

The court heard from the prosecutor that the police were called to a "difficulty" within a home on July 4, 2018.

When the police arrived, the accused was holding a “bottle of alcohol” and began shouting and swearing at them before running off.

Officers then chased and arrested Weir for the prior offence, which was not detailed in court.

The prosecutor continued: “He [Weir] turned and faced the officers and spat on one of their faces. He was then taken to Falkirk Police Office.”

The second charge relates to the journey to the police station, in which Weir is described as being “disruptive” by continuing to shout and swear, as well as uttering threats of violence.

He also kicked the interior of the van and began smacking his head off the walls of the vehicle.

Robert Smith, defending the 19-year-old, told the court that his client has an alcohol issue and on the night in question had been drinking beer and Buckfast.

Mr Smith added that Weir has “no recollection” of the incident but is "apologetic".

Sheriff Gillian Martin Brown told Weir, of High Street, Tillicoultry, that spitting on a police officer was “completely unacceptable”.

She ordered the accused to remain within his home address between the hours of 7pm and 7am for two months, with six months of supervision.