A FASLANE Peace Camp protestor was due to appear in court earlier this week charged with assaulting a police officer.

Officers were called out to an incident on the A814 near to the camp shortly before 9.30am on Saturday, January 8 after receiving reports of people blocking the roadway.

According to police, a number of people were reportedly found to be singing and dancing in the middle of the main road refusing to desist.

Due to their conduct and the risk posed to those involved and passing vehicles, two men were arrested for alleged disorder offences.

After being informed of their arrest, one of the men is said to have assaulted a police officer by grabbing his throat.

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Both males were eventually secured and arrested after continuing to resist the actions of officers.

A 26-year-old, who allegedly refused to provide a permanent address to officers, was charged with culpable and reckless conduct and resisting arrest.

The second man, a 45-year-old who provided the peace camp as his address, was also charged with culpable and reckless conduct as well as police assault, resisting arrest and possession of a bladed article.

The pair were held in custody pending an appearance at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Monday.