A COUNTY man will have to carry out unpaid work in the community after attacking a man by pushing him to the ground and kicking him to the head.

Liam Donaldson, of North High Street, Musselburgh, assaulted Justin Main by pushing him and them striking him on the head near his home in March.

Donaldson then kicked the man to the head while he was on the ground and also put him in a headlock and constricted his neck.

Police were called and, following his arrest, the 29-year-old assaulted two police constables by striking one to the head and biting the second officer on the forearm.

Donaldson also acted in a racially aggravated manner in the back of a police vehicle while being taken to Edinburgh’s St Leonard’s Police Station by repeatedly uttering offensive remarks to the officers.

He admitted his guilt to the four charges when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on April 5 and was remanded in custody pending sentencing.

Donaldson returned to the dock last week, where Sheriff Ian Anderson sentenced him to a 12-month supervision order and said he must complete 180 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months.

Donaldson pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Main and the two police officers at North High Street in Musselburgh on March 6. He also admitted to pursuing a racially aggravated course of conduct while in a police vehicle on the same date.