A MUSSELBURGH man has been placed on a nine-month supervision order after he made offensive remarks towards police officers and spat inside a police vehicle.

Jordan Buchan had been arrested on an alleged domestic abuse matter when he became aggressive towards the police officers at an address in Niddrie in Edinburgh in December 2021.

He began shouting and swearing at the officers and lashed out at the inside of the police van; he was also seen spitting inside the vehicle.

Buchan was cautioned and charged, and he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court the following day, where he was released on bail with the condition he stay within his home address between the hours of 7pm and 7am each night.

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The 33-year-old was also told to stay away from the woman and not to go near her home as part of the bail conditions.

But he breached the court order when police officers spotted him at the McDonald’s outlet at Fort Kinnaird at about 11.30pm on February 2 last year.

He also breached a bail order imposed on April 12 last year when he attempted to contact the woman on May 31 last year.

Buchan had admitted all the offences when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month.

He returned to the dock for sentencing last week, where Sheriff Gillian Sharp placed him a on a community payback order where he will be supervised by the social work department for nine months.