A WALLYFORD man who shouted racial and homophobic comments towards police officers has been placed on supervision.

Connor Conroy has also been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community after he admitted making the remarks towards the officers.

The constables had been called out to deal with Conroy after he behaved aggressively towards his mother and grandmother at the family home on the village’s Salters Road.

During the incident with his relatives on October 6, the 22-year-old threatened to harm himself and he also attempted to seize a knife.

He then acted in a racial and homophobic manner towards the officers as they attempted to calm him down and escort him from the property.

Conroy pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner during an appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Tuesday.

Sheriff Chris Dickson placed Conroy on supervision for 12 months and told him he must also complete 100 hours of unpaid community work.