A man has appeared in court accused of spraying a police officer in the eyes with CS gas after repeatedly striking him with a metal pole.
Josh Bray, 23, of Mains Gardens, appeared in private before Sheriff John Rafferty at Dundee Sheriff Court on a petition alleging that he also possessed a meat cleaver, resisted arrest and attempted to pervert the course of justice.
He is accused of conducting himself in a disorderly manner, acting in an aggressive manner while in possession of weapons, shouting, swearing, threatening police officers with violence, refusing to desist and committing a breach of the peace at Hilltown on Saturday, while on bail.
He is also accused of hiring a taxi from Ann Street to the area of Brownhill and back to Hilltown without paying and intending not to pay the £15 fare on the same date, while on bail.
He is further alleged to have possessed a prohibited weapon, namely a CS incapacitant spray, a metal pole and a meat cleaver at Hilltown on the same date, while on bail.
Prosecutors also allege that Bray assaulted PC Lee Ford-Logie by striking him repeatedly on the arm with a metal pole and thereafter discharged the CS incapacitant spray in his eyes and face, while on bail.
The Crown also accuses Bray of making use of a firearm, namely a CS incapacitant spray with intent to resist or prevent the lawful arrest of himself at the same place on the same date, while on bail.
Bray is further accused of resisting arrest by PC Shaunni Morris and PC Ford-Logie, in that he struggled violently with them, lashed out with his arms and legs, refused to be handcuffed and repeatedly attempted to take hold of a meat cleaver which was concealed in the waistband of his shorts at the same place on the same date.
He is accused of providing false details to police by telling them he was Steven Wilkinson and attempting to pervert the course of justice, and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm, shouting and swearing and acting in an aggressive manner at police HQ, all while on bail.
He made no plea during his brief appearance and the case was continued for further examination.
Bray was remanded in custody by Sheriff Rafferty.