A MAN assaulted police officers after being caught growing cannabis plants.

William Cameron, 50, formerly of Manse Road, Inverkeithing, now of Gibb Street, Chapelhall, Airdrie, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on December 10, 2020 at Manse Road, he produced a controlled drug, cannabis.

He also acted in an aggressive manner, repeatedly shouted, swore, made threats of violence and comments of a sexually prejudiced nature.

Cameron then assaulted a police officer by kicking him on the body.

He assaulted a second officer by attempting to kick him on the body.

Then at Dunfermline police station, he assaulted another police officer by attempting to bite him and striking him on the head.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said that at 8am police were called to a report of disturbance and loud music being played.

When they went to the house the officers looked around the property and found three cannabis plants in a cupboard with heating lights also installed there.

The depute went on: “He was confrontational, shouting, swearing and kicked one of the officers on the arm. He continually called them ‘poofters’.

“At Dunfermline police station he continued with his tirade of abuse.”

Defence solicitor Stephen Morrison said his client was now living in a ‘scatter-flat’.

Sheriff Charles Macnair deferred sentence until November 29 for reports and a restriction of liberty order assessment.