A MAN was kicked unconscious after he was followed out of an Alloa pub.

The culprit was Jamie Rodgers who also assaulted police officers during a previous incident, including spitting at and biting a constable.

Rodgers, 22, of Lochbrae, Sauchie, managed to avoid a jail term when he appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on March 3, 2022, at High Street, Alloa, he assaulted a man by pushing him on the body, causing him to fall to the ground, kicked him on the head and rendered him unconscious, all to his injury.

Depute fiscal Sean Iles said the victim of the assault had gone to a pub after work.

He had spoken to some people in the pub including Rodgers. After leaving the bar, he was followed out by Rodgers and assaulted in the street.

The complainer was knocked to the ground, kicked to the back of the head, leaving him unconscious for around 30 seconds.

Rodgers had gone back into the pub and said: "I'm really sorry. I've just battered that other guy."

The victim sustained two black eyes.

Defence solicitor John Mulholland said: "He thought the complainer had been speaking to his partner."

Rodgers also had to be sentenced again for offences committed more than four years ago after failing to comply with an unpaid work order.

On March 7, 2020, at the Thistle Bar, Junction Place, Alloa, and en route to Falkirk police station, he acted aggressively, shouted and swore.

He assaulted a female police officer by pushing her on the body, causing her to fall to the ground.

He also assaulted another police officer by spitting at him and biting him on the leg.

Sheriff Neil Bowie told Rodgers he had been considering a custodial sentence for his "appalling conduct".

For the more recent incident, Rodgers was sentenced to a community payback order with 300 hours of unpaid work and 18 months of supervision. He was also ordered to pay the victim £1,000 compensation.

Sentence was deferred on the first incident until October 10.

The sheriff warned Rodgers: "This is your last opportunity."