A HELENSBURGH drug supplier has admitted carrying out a violent assault on police in the town.

Patrick Kelly, of East Princes Street, pleaded guilty to three charges when he appeared from custody at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week.

Kelly admitted kicking a police officer on the head and body in Buchanan Road, in the Kirkmichael area.

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He also pleaded guilty to shouting, swearing, uttering offensive remarks and threatening violence in Helensburgh and en route to Clydebank police office.

The 25-year-old also had diamorphine with intent to supply.

All the offences were committed on November 26, the day before his court appearance.

The Crown accepted not guilty pleas to further charges of resisting arrest and possession of cannabis.

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Kelly was on a supervised release order at the time, the court heard, but was struggling with heroin addiction.

He was released from a previous sentence on December 28 last year and, the court was told, had remained out of trouble until the new offence.

Sheriff William Gallacher deferred sentence to December 18 for reports to be prepared.

Kelly was remanded in custody until then, and reacted angrily as he was led from the courtroom.

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