AN IRVINE man has been handed a prison term following an altercation with police officers.

Ryan Shanks, 27, will be spending his birthday later this month behind bars after he pleaded guilty to two separate charges relating to an incident at his home address earlier this year.

Shanks, of Seaton Terrace in the town, admitted that he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner towards police officers, that was likely to cause them fear or alarm, on February 7.

He did so by repeatedly shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner towards to cops.

Shanks also admitted resisiting, hindering or obstructing the two police constables who were attempting to execute their duties.

Court papers detail that the Irvine man repeatedly struggled violently, tensed his arms and body and that he also lashed out with his legs which struck both constables.

He was doing so in an attempt to prevent his arrest and handcuffs being applied.

Shanks pleaded guilty to the offences at Kilmarnock Sheriff during a brief hearing on Wednesday, September 6.

Following his admission, he was handed a six month term of imprisonment.