AFTER repeatedly punching a man to his permanent disfigurement, a Musselburgh man kicked a police officer in the head and shouted racist remarks at his first victim.

George Anderson kicked PC Warren Duignan to the head at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary earlier this year.

Anderson, who appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Thursday from custody, also shouted, swore and made racist remarks towards another man while he was at the hospital waiting for treatment.

Anderson had been taken to the city hospital after he had been previously arrested for attacking Przemslaw Gora at North High Street, Musselburgh.

Mr Gora was grabbed by Anderson before being thrown to the ground and repeatedly punched on the face and body to his permanent disfigurement.

Anderson, 39, pleaded guilty to two assault charges and a breach of the peace when he appeared in the dock at the Capital’s sheriff court.

Sentence has been deferred to Wednesday for the preparation of reports.

Anderson admitted to assaulting Mr Gora by repeatedly punching him to the head and body at North High Street, Musselburgh, on January 27. He also pleaded guilty to assaulting PC Duignan by kicking him on the head at the hospital on the same date.

He also admitted a third charge of shouting, screaming, uttering racist remarks towards Mr Gora at the hospital, causing alarm and annoyance to staff and patients, struggling with police officers and committing a breach of the peace at the hospital on the same date.

Not guilty pleas to further charges of biting a police officer at the hospital and assaulting a woman during the North High Street incident were accepted by the Crown.