Jail for spitting at police officer
A yob who spat at a police officer was handed an eight-month prison term when he appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
James Lamont, 32, of Quebec Drive in Westwood, admitted shouting, swearing and making threats at a house in Montreal Park and while en route to University Hospital Hairmyres on May 6.
He also made sexual remarks, struggled with police officers, attempted to evade them and repeatedly struck his head against a police vehicle.
Lamont also pled guilty to assaulting a cop at Hairmyres by spitting on his body.
The court heard that the offences were committed while Lamont was on bail.
Stalker made threats to ex-partner
A 22-year-old man admitted harassing a former partner in The Murray when he appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
Martin Boyle pled guilty to causing his ex fear and alarm between February 20 and April 26 at a property in Macadam Place.
Boyle, of Dunbeath Grove in Hamilton, admitted trying to contact the woman by text messages, emails and through social media and failing to stop when he was asked to do so.
He also admitted setting up a number of social media and email accounts in an attempt to contact her, causing her to take evasive action, as well as shouting, swearing, making offensive remarks and indicating that he would attend her home address uninvited.
Sentence has been deferred until June 25.
Boyle was granted bail with the condition that he does not approach, attempt to approach or contact his victim.
Payback order after assault
A Greenhills man who assaulted a woman was ordered to do 40 hours of community service.
Stephen Hadden, 35, of Plover Drive, pled guilty to striking the woman on the head at his home address on May 6 when he appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
The sheriff ordered that the unpaid work in the community payback order must be completed within four months.