A TRANENT man has been ordered to wear an electronic tag after he shouted and swore at two ambulance workers who had been called out to treat him.

Christopher Storrie, of Civic Square, acted in an aggressive manner towards the medical technicians while they attempted to treat him for a head wound at the town’s Muirpark Road.

During the incident in November last year, it was also found that Storrie was in possession of a pair of garden shears.

Police were called out to deal with the 42-year-old and, following their arrival, he assaulted two officers by kicking them.

Storrie was in the dock at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Thursday for sentencing after he had previously admitted four charges relating to the incident.

Sheriff Peter McCormack sentenced Storrie to a community payback order as an alternative to a custodial sentence.

The sheriff was told that Storrie was currently under the conditions of a previously imposed community order where he had to wear an electronic tag and stay within his home between 7pm and 5am each night.

Sheriff McCormack told the offender that he would have to wear the tag for an extra 100 days as punishment for the offences.

Storrie pleaded guilty to obstructing ambulance crew providing him with medical assistance by shouting, swearing and acting aggressively towards them at Muirpark Road, Tranent, on November 6 last year.

He also admitted possessing an offensive weapon and assaulting two police officers by kicking them during the same incident.