A vile thug who spat in a police officer's mouth has been jailed for nine months.

Police Constable Euan MacLeod was forced to go to hospital and have an injection against Hepatitis B after the disgusting attack by Javade Simpson, 21.

Simpson later bragged to social workers that he wouldn't be sent to prison because of his age, but Sheriff John Rafferty called his bluff at Dundee Sheriff Court.

Simpson was led away in tears after Sheriff Rafferty locked him up and told him it was the only way to protect the public and deter others from acting the same way.

The court was told that Simpson had earlier admitted the offences and been placed on community payback with a condition to attend the Venture Trust programme. However, he admitted breaching the order.

Javade Simpson had to be placed in handcuffs and leg restraints when he was arrested

Fiscal depute Lora Apostalova said the officers were trying to arrest Simpson when he started to shout and swear at them in the city's Maplewood Drive on 13 July last year.

He shouted: "I'm going to kill you.

"You're a streak of piss, pal.

"I'm going to f*** your bairns.

"I'm going to pump your missus."

Ms Apostalove said: "He thereafter spat at Constable MacLeod.

"It landed on the Constable and went into his mouth."

Further officers were called to the scene and Simpson, of Dundee, was placed in handcuffs and leg restraints as he was arrested.

PC MacLeod was taken to Ninwells Hospital for a checkover.

He was given a Hep B injection and asked to contact the department for blood analysis.

"Police officers were properly carrying out their duties.

"You were causing difficulty.

"What you did was to spit saliva from your mouth that entered the mouth of a police officer.

"That must have caused him anxiety and required him to attend for medical treatment.

"Courts have a duty to prevent conduct of this kind."

Simpson had earlier admitted assaulting PC MacLeod and acting in a threatening or abusive manner in Dundee on 13 July 2019.