Man accused of assaulting police officers

Dundee Sheriff Court

Dundee Sheriff Court

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A man is to stand trial accused of putting a police officer in a headlock and choking him before taking another officer’s baton and violently attacking him.

Jaeron Ling faces five charges over an alleged incident at a flat in Arbroath High Street last July.

Ling is first alleged to have assaulted his then partner Kerrie Burns by grabbing her by the face and punching her on the body to her injury.

When police arrived he is alleged to have assaulted PC Charles Demore and struggled with him, before repeatedly punching him on the head and repeatedly placing him in a headlock, compressing his throat and restricting his breathing.

Ling is said to have then struck PC Demore in the groin with his knee and pushed him against a door frame to his injury.

The 28-year-old is then alleged to have assaulted PC Scott Hunter, grabbed and struggled with him, removed a police baton from his control and kicked him on the body to his severe injury.

Further charges alleged Ling resisted, obstructed or hindered four officers by struggling violently with them and lashing out with his arms and legs, and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner by shouting, swearing, uttering threats of violence and acting in an abusive manner towards the officers.

Ling, 28, of Angus Cottages, Friockheim, Angus, denies a total of five charges on indictment at Dundee Sheriff Court.

Sheriff Alastair Carmichael continued the case to a trial date later this month.