A man has admitted attacking a nurse and racially abusing a doctor.
Steven Clarke, 35, assaulted healthcare assistant Judy Patullo at the acute medical unit in Ninewells Hospital on October 5 by trying to strike her with a bowl.
Clarke, of North Grimsby in Arbroath, also admitted shouting, swearing, acting in an aggressive manner, spitting, kicking a bowl and repeatedly making racial remarks to Ms Patullo and Yeun Yu Lin, a doctor at the hospital.
He pleaded guilty to both charges at Dundee Sheriff Court but Sheriff Lorna Drummond opted to defer sentence because Clarke is currently subject to a community payback order.
He will be sentenced on December 7.