POLICE officers in Helensburgh were allegedly subjected to homophobic abuse after arresting a man for drinking in the street.

Officers reportedly observed a man consuming alcohol as he walked along East King Street shortly after midnight on Monday, October 5 and stopped the man to make him aware of the offence.

The 37-year-old, from East King Street, is said to have immediately become aggressive towards one of the officers and failed to calm down when instructed.

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He was arrested as a result of his continued disorderly conduct, according to police, and when taken hold of began to direct homophobic language towards the officers while resisting arrest.

Police say a second unit attended the scene and the man was eventually taken to Clydebank police office before being released once sober.

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

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