A MAN who attacked and spat on cops at his home at New Year has been ordered to complete unpaid work.

Paul Archibald Hunter, 23, admitted to threatening behaviour and assaulting police at his address in Woodlands Crescent in Ayr on January 1 this year.

Hunter admitted causing fear and alarm through shouting, swearing and uttering threats in an aggressive manner.

He also assaulted one police constable while in the execution of his duty by attempting to punch him.

He also admitted kicking the officer on the body as well as attempting to bite and spit at him.

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He also pleaded guilty to spitting at a female police constable during the incident.

The Crown’s indictment states Hunter’s offences were committed while he was the subject of a bail order granted at Greenock Sheriff Court on December 21, 2021,

When Hunter appeared for sentencing in front of Sheriff Shirley Foran, he was placed on a community payback order with 12 months of supervision.

Hunter will also have to complete 120 hours of unpaid work within three months – discounted from 200 due to his guilty pleas.