A man who admitted attacking a police officer outside a Moray nightclub has been ordered to undertake 100 hours of community service.
John Mullins was refused entry to the Kiss nightclub in Buckie in the early hours of November 2 last year because door staff considered him to be too drunk.
Elgin Sheriff Court heard on Thursday that the 22-year-old then launched a torrent of abuse on the street at the Cluny Square club, shouting and swearing at door staff and refusing to move away from the area.
Police were called and arrested Mullins, whose address was given as being in St Andrew’s Court in Buckie, after he refused to heed their warnings when ordered to leave the area.
As he was being arrested Mullins lashed out and kicked a police officer. Sheriff Susan Raeburn ordered the unemployed Mullins to undertake 100 hours of unpaid work as an alternative to imposing a fine.