A MAN has been charged with assaulting a police officer to injury in Gourock.

Thomas Coyne, 49, is accused of pushing the male PC and causing him to fall to the ground before allegedly attempting to punch him.

Coyne is also said to have behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly shouting and swearing, acting aggressively and struggling with police at Ashburn Gardens on October 31 in 2020.

The case has been continued without plea at Greenock Sheriff Court until February 4.