A Girvan man tried to bite a police officer after he was pulled up for riding his quad bike on land he thought he had permission to be on. 

Dillon Thomas Flynn pleaded guilty to riding his quad bike on land without lawful authority after the incident with police on land at Assel Place, Girvan, on August 19 last year.

The 25-year-old also admitted assaulting police and attempting to bite one on the head after a row erupted over whether he had permission to ride on the land.

He then struggled and lashed at four officers and was resisting, obstructing or hindering arrest. 

Defence solicitor John Gallagher said: "I think he felt unhappy with the way police officers dealt with him."

Procurator fiscal depute Jade Podlesny said: “At 7.55pm police attended the locus and noticed the accused riding his quad bike.

"They warned the accused and then while police tried arresting him tensed his arms and violently struggled.

"He continued struggling with police lashing out at officers and at that point attempted to bite the right ear of a police constable.

"He was placed on handcuffs and conveyed to Kilmarnock police office."

Defence solicitor Mr Gallagher added: "He did have permission to utilise the land for this pastime given a year before.

"He was with his nephew and officers challenged him about using the land.

"He challenged being arrested and felt matters were disproportionate - including seizing his phone for reasons he couldn't fathom."

Sheriff Desmond Leslie told Flynn, of Louisa Drive, Girvan, he would be admonished for riding his quad bike on the land but fined £250 for assaulting the police officer.