TWO people have narrowly avoided prison sentences for twice attacking police responding to noise complaints.

Andrew Simpson and Anya Suttie appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday for incidents earlier this year, the first of which kicked off at Faslane Peace Camp.

On March 23, around 10.45pm, police were called to a loud party at the site.

Officers asked for the music to be turned down and this was complied with, and cops were ready to leave.

But Suttie, 23, then emerged and made her way across the road, before running towards the police vehicle.

She struck the windscreen twice with a rock, causing it to shatter, telling officers, “I will slash your throat”.

Suttie, of George Street Lane, Alexandria, then tried to run back into the peace camp. Once arrested, she took hold of the leg of an officer and bit him on the calf.

Because she was so aggressive, a police cell van was requested. Simpson, 43, of Aberdour Street, Glasgow, then ran towards officers in an aggressive manner and called cops “c**ts”. When he was searched, he was found to have a multi-tool with a lockback knife.

Just a month later, on April 22, police were called around 1.30am to a property in George Street Lane after a noise complaint. They found music coming from a home with the door wide open and nobody apparently responding.

When officers entered, they were confronted by Suttie and Simpson, who started shouting and demanding police leave.

After a warning, Suttie was informed she was under arrest and officers took hold of her arms. But she violently pulled away and broke free, moving towards cops in an aggressive manner.

Depute fiscal Emma Thomson told the court she grabbed the uniform of an office and tried to break off their body armour.

Suttie continued to kick at police and tried to break free.

At this point, Simpson threw a large bucket of water at police before running away to another part of the property.

He then returned before running outside. Both were arrested.

Sheriff Lindsey Kooner told the pair: “It will be apparent that having listened to this deplorable behaviour I could justify sending both of you to custody.”

Both were put on community payback orders for 15 months. Suttie will be under the supervision of social workers and be under curfew from 7pm to 7am daily for 204 days.

Simpson must carry out 270 hours of unpaid work within the next nine months.