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Man accused of putting police officer in headlock

A man will stand trial accused of putting a police officer in a headlock before taking another officer's baton and attacking him.

Jaeron Ling denies five charges in connection with the alleged incident at a flat in Arbroath last July.

Prosecutors allege he assaulted his then partner before attacking the two officers.

Sheriff Alastair Carmichael continued the case to a trial date later this month at Dundee Sheriff Court.

Mr Ling, of Friockheim, Angus, is accused of struggling with PC Charles Demore, repeatedly punching him on the head and repeatedly placing him in a headlock, compressing his throat and restricting his breathing.

Mr Ling is alleged to have then struck PC Demore in the groin with his knee and pushed him against a door frame to his injury.

The 28-year-old is then alleged to have assaulted PC Scott Hunter, grabbed and struggled with him, removed a police baton from his control and kicked him on the body to his severe injury.

A further charge alleges Mr Ling resisted, obstructed or hindered four officers by struggling violently with them and lashing out with his arms and legs.

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