A man who admitted to calling police “scummy pig b******s” after being thrown out a party for drunken behaviour has been fined £200.

Dylan Dickson, 20, of Guthrie Road, Saltcoats, pleaded guilty to one charge at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week. His plea of not guilty to a second charge was accepted by the prosecutor.

The court heard that at around 6.10am on February 3, police were called to attend an address in Pladda Road, Saltcoats. They saw Dickson standing outside after having been asked to leave.

Officers informed him that he would have to leave the area as he was not welcome there.

Dickson began to shout and swear, using phrases such as: “I’m not going anywhere with yous, you’re just scummy pig b******s” and “don’t you dare put your hands on me or I will kick off. I don’t like yous, get to f***.”

Police tried to arrest Dickson and a struggle began. They were able to apply handcuffs though and he was taken to Saltcoats Police Office.

Solicitor Graeme Cunningham said: “He had been rejected from a house party, he had consumed too much alcohol. It wasn’t a case of anyone phoned the police about his behaviour, police saw him. He had taken so much drink, he responded the way he did. He deeply regrets his behaviour.

“He has no record. I would ask his Lord to draw a line under it today. He is able to pay a financial penalty.”

Sheriff Craig Harris fined Dickson £200, reduced from £300 due to his guilty plea.

He said: “Mr Dickson, you certainly cannot speak to police in this way and you certainly cannot struggle with police in this way. You are a first offender, you now have a record.”