A KILMACOLM man who has 'no recollection whatsoever' of trying to headbutt two police officers has been fined almost £1,400 for the drunken and abusive incident.

Intoxicated Brian Thomas attempted to butt the pair of constables after he was found shouting and swearing in a common close near his home earlier this year.

His lawyer told Greenock Sheriff Court that the 44-year-old cannot remember the assault and threatening or abusive behaviour offences but is 'deeply embarrassed' by his actions.

Prosecutor Maria Murdoch told a sentencing hearing that a neighbour heard Thomas shouting and swearing in a common close at Carmichael Place on Lochwinnoch Road on October 15.

Police were called out and after being arrested Thomas attempted to headbutt the PCs.

He was cautioned and charged and shouted an expletive in reply.

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Solicitor Derek Buchanan told the court: "In short, he has no recollection of this incident whatsoever.

"It was entirely down to his level of intoxication that he found himself in this situation.

"He was deeply embarrassed by his actions at that time and that remains his position."

Mr Buchanan said Thomas, who has one previous conviction, had been 'over-indulging' with alcohol and illicit substances and the recent offences acted as 'somewhat of a wake-up call'.

The lawyer added: "He has effectively gone cold turkey with substances.

"This behaviour was a one-off.

"He does appear genuine in his contrition and wanted to plead guilty at the earliest occasion."

Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill told Thomas that his conduct was 'unacceptable', however, she accepted the findings of a criminal justice social work report which indicated he has 'accepted full responsibility' and has 'shown remorse'.

Thomas was fined £1,365, which includes a £75 victim surcharge, to be paid within three months.