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A man has appeared in court in Scotland after he allegedly deliberately farted into the face of a police officer while he has being strip searched.

The man had been arrested for possessing cannabis and was detained at the scene of a car crash in Aberdeen before being taken to a police station.

The Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard the case that Stuart Cool aged 28 broke wind as he was bent bent over and commented to the officers “How do you like that?”

Depute fiscal Alan Townsend told the court that police initially saw Cook stood next to the crash scene talking to the other driver.

The prosecutor said: “Officers approached him and smelled cannabis.”

During his arrest Cook was very irate and shouted at officers who had found a small amount of cannabis when his vehicle was searched following the road traffic accident.

He quickly began screaming ‘expletives’ at the officers as they were making their way back to the station and he ‘puffed out his chest towards officers’.

When he arrived at the station, he was strip-searched and told to bend over. Depute fiscal Lucy Simpson said at an earlier hearing that he ‘deliberately farted in the direction of the officer three times, stating, ‘how do you like that?”

Cook, who is from Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, had previously pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis.

At the hearing, he pleaded guilty to behaving in a ‘threatening or abusive manner’ by shouting and screaming aggressively and also ‘displaying aggressive body language’.

He also pleaded guilty to making a lewd remark towards police, and for ‘intentionally flatulating’ in the direction of police.

His defence solicitor Laura Gracie said her client had been involved in a minor traffic accident.

She said: “He had been smoking a cannabis joint at the time and felt police overreacted in the way they dealt with him.

“He became increasingly upset with them and acted in the manner libelled.”

Sheriff Ian Wallace has ordered Cook to carry out 75 hours of unpaid work.

He was given a caution for possessing cannabis but was only admonished for the drug possession charge.

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