AN Irvine man has been caged for trying to kick and spit at police officers after stealing health products from the Rivergate.

Stuart McMullen, of Greenbank Road, had pled guilty to two charges before being jailed at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week.

McMullen, 41, had admitted stealing a quantity of health products at the Holland and Barrett store in the Rivergate Shopping Centre on April 18 last year.

On the same date outside the centre in Irvine’s Bridgegate, 41-year-old McMullen then lashed out at two police officers while in the execution of their duty by attempting to spit on them an kick them.

McMullen received a custodial sentence for the offences when he appeared before Kilmarnock Sheriff Court for sentencing on Tuesday, February 20.

McMullen received four months in prison.