A Kilmarnock man has been jailed after threatening police officers at Crosshouse Hospital.

Neil Morton, 43, of Knockinlaw Road, pleaded guilty to behaving in a "threatening or abusive manner" at the hospital on January 8. 

Court papers state that he repeatedly uttered threats of violence towards officers at the health facility.

He was jailed for 16 weeks, backdated to January 8, when he appeared for sentencing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court this week.