A MAN who gouged a police officer’s eye during a violent incident in Tranent will be sentenced this week.

Mark Douglas, 43, punched PC Garrett Hughes to the head before gouging at the officer’s eye in the incident earlier this month.

Douglas also attacked a second constable by pulling the hair of PC Lucy Langford after the officers had been called out to a disturbance at the town’s Fa’side Crescent.

The two officers were attending an incident where Douglas had been seen shouting and swearing while at a property before kicking the front and back doors.

He then assaulted both officers as they attempted to calm him down and he was arrested.

Douglas, of Brierbush Crescent, Macmerry, pleaded guilty to the charges when he appeared from custody at Edinburgh Sheriff Court earlier this month.

He is due to return to court for sentence on Wednesday.

He has admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and repeatedly kicking front and back doors at an address at Fa’side Crescent on August 3, as well as assaulting two police officers in the course of their duty.