William Gallacher (46), 102 Braes View, Denny, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted the assault he committed in Bulloch Crescent, Denny and urinating within the police vehicle on April 6.
The court heard the Gallacher approached the witness and an argument started.
"The accused was swinging a shovel,” said the procurator fiscal depute. “It missed the witness and the accused swung it again two or three times, hitting the witness on the back each time.
“The accused returned to a house and the witness walked home and called the police. Officers attended at the property, where the accused was inside with six other people. He was told he was under arrest and was placed inside the police vehicle.
“The accused stated he previously had COVID-19 and then said he still had the illness. He had no explanation as to why he was present in another household. Then he urinated in the cage floor of the vehicle.”
Defence solicitor Gordon Addison said: “He was in the police vehicle for an hour-and-a-half and had asked to go to the toilet, but this was refused.”
Sheriff James MacDonald placed Gallacher on a two-month restriction of liberty order to remain in his home between the hours of 9am and 6am.