INVERCLYDE’S police chief has spoken out after officers allegedly faced abuse and violence at two incidents in Greenock.
Police attended a report of a disturbance within a shop on Kilblain Street at 4:20pm on Tuesday.
Upon arrival officers were allegedly confornted by an aggressive female who was abusing shop staff and refusing to desist.
As the 34-year-old was being arrested, she allegedly kicked one of the officers. She was held in custody to appear at court.
Around 1pm the same day, officers attended at a property in Hope Street where a female allegedly shouted homophobic abuse at them, leading to her arrest.
The 26-year-old female was later released and is scheduled to appear at court on a later date.
Inverclyde area commander Chief Inspector Paul Cameron said: “Both these alleged incidents are disgraceful behaviour against officers who were simply trying to do their job.
“Being abused and assaulted when trying to help others is quite simply not part of the job.”