A SALTCOATS man has admitted swearing at police then pulling down his trousers in the street while on bail.

Daniel McCartney, of Corrie Crescent, appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week where he pled guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, shouting, swearing, uttering treats of violence, refusing to desist when requested to do so, and removing his clothing.

The 22-year-old was on bail at the time of the offence, which took place in Stevenston.

Police attended Burnbank Street on the afternoon of February 12 after reports of a disturbance of people shouting and swearing.

The court heard that the alert was the fourth call officers had received that day relating to that address.

When police arrived at the property there was no reply at the door.

Three males – one of whom was McCartney – were then seen leaving from the back of the property. The trio were stopped by the police.

While officers were addressing them, McCartney said: “Yous are gutted I’ve done f*** all wrong so you cannae lift me.”

McCartney was warned by police to stop swearing or he would be arrested.

The officers told the 22-year-old to wait until his details were verified, after which he would be free to go.

At that point McCartney told the police: “I’ve got f*** all on me.”

He then pulled down his trousers and said: “See, I’ve got f*** all on me and I’ve done nothing. Yous are gutted you can’t arrest me.”

McCartney was then promptly arrested.

Defending McCartney, solicitor Mr Jim Irvine said that his client had been subject to a community payback order social work report in relation to another matter and that he had been complying with that “reasonably well”.

Sheriff Iona McDonald deferred sentence until May 23 due to other matters calling and continued McCartney’s bail.

But the sheriff warned McCartney to “keep your mouth shut” if he were ever to be visited by police again in the future.

She added: “If you can’t do that, you can’t be trusted to be out in the community.

“If you don’t take a telling I will jail you.

“Stay out of trouble Mr McCartney. I’m trying to keep you out of jail but you seem you want to go there.”