A MAN has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly hurling homophobic abuse at police officers and resisting arrest in Helensburgh.

Police on patrol near to the town's Victoria Halls, in Sinclair Street, reportedly observed a lone male walking erratically up the centre of the road shortly after midnight on Monday, March 23.

The man is alleged to have attempted to stop an ambulance which was on its way to an emergency call and officers subsequently stopped him to ensure all was in order.

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After speaking with the man he is said to have become verbally aggressive towards police and to have "directed homophobic abuse" at both officers.

He was then arrested and allegedly tried to headbutt one officer as he was being physically controlled.

The 24-year-old, from Alexandria, was taken to Clydebank police office where he was charged with alleged disorderly conduct with a homophobic aggravation and resisting arrest.

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