A Dundee man has been accused of racially abusing a nurse, assaulting a care worker and attacking a police officer in a ward at Ninewells Hospital.
Michael Mason, 35, of Fullarton Street, is also alleged to have caused a racially-aggravated breach of the peace at ward 17 in the hospital on January 4.
Mason appeared before Sheriff John Rafferty at Dundee Sheriff Court to plead not guilty to four charges in total.
He denied that, on various occasions on January 4, at ward 17, Ninewells Hospital, James Arrott Drive, he acted in a racially aggressive manner likely to cause fear, alarm and distress to Helen Jam, a nurse there.
The charge stated that Mason shouted and swore and uttered racially offensive remarks to Ms Jam.
Prosecutors allege the offence was racially aggravated. He further denies that, on the same date and at the same place, he assaulted Kenneth Christie, a healthcare assistant, by repeatedly punching him on the body.
Mason also denies that, on the same date and at the same place, he caused a breach of the peace by behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm, acted in an aggressive manner, shouted and swore and uttered racially offensive remarks.
Prosecutors also allege that on the same date, January 4, at the ward in Ninewells Hospital, he assaulted Constable Scott McGregor by headbutting him on the body.
Mason’s trial was set down for August 30, with an intermediate diet fixed for August 9.
Sheriff John Rafferty granted Mason bail.