A DALRY man uttered offensive remarks to police officers as he tried to prevent them from accessing an Irvine property.

Ewan Campbell, 52, pleaded guilty to two charges relating to an incident at Warrix Drive in Irvine when he appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week.

The offences took place on one occasion at an address on the Irvine Street on October 22 of last year.

Campbell, of Stoopshill Crescent in Dalry, admitted that he restircted or hindered one police sergeant and two police constables who were in the execution of their duties.

He did so by positioning himself behind a door within the property in an attempt to prevent them from accessing the address.

Campbell also failed to desist when he was requested to do so by the officers.

He also admitted a further charge of acting in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause the same officers fear or alarm.

Court papers describe how the Dalry man repeatedly shouted, swore and made offensive remarks towards the officers.

When he was sentenced at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week, Campbell was ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work, which he must do within a three month period.