A CLACKMANNAN man, who was racially abusive to a doctor trying to treat him in hospital, has been jailed.

Kieran Harrower was also abusive to police officers who went to his assistance when he sustained a badly cut finger.

Harrower, 24, of Dundas Crescent, appeared in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court, having admitted a series of offences.

On March 27, at Dundas Crescent he shouted, swore and made offensive remarks.

Then on March 28, at Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert, he acted in a racially-aggravated manner towards a doctor by making racist remarks.

Also at the hospital, he shouted, swore and made homophobic remarks.

Depute fiscal Fiona Griffin said that at 7.40pm police received a report of male being covered in blood.

They attended and found Harrower with an injured finger which was bleeding badly.

He was being taken to hospital but started shouting at officers saying: "I'll f****** kill you."

He continued to make abusive comments and threats on the journey.

At the hospital he was in the A&E treatment area at 12.15am and a female doctor was attending to him.

The court heard he then told her not to come near him as she was English.

"He said he would rather die than have someone touch him who was not Scottish," added the depute.

He was also shouting abuse at police officers.

Defence solicitor Kelly Howe said: "He was significantly intoxicated and has no memory of that afternoon.

"His behaviour was unacceptable and he doesn't dispute that."

Sheriff Neil Bowie jailed Harrower for 140 days.