A MAN has been charged after allegedly attacking a police officer and being caught with a kitchen knife.

Officers responded to reports of an ongoing disturbance in the Westcliffe area of Dumbarton shortly before 3pm on Thursday, February 22.

Police were informed that a man had left the scene and was walking towards the town centre.

A man, matching a description given by witnesses, was then seen walking on Cardross Road.

Cops said due to his demeanour he was detained whilst a drug search was carried out.

It is alleged that a quantity of blue tablets were recovered as well as a kitchen knife.

The 32-year-old was arrested.

Officers said that after being told that he was being arrested, the man reportedly began to struggle and kicked out at officers, allegedly striking one of them.

He is reported to have been ‘continually abusive’ towards police.

It is understood officers received treatment for minor injuries.

The 32-year-old was charged in connection with the alleged possession of a knife, possession of a controlled drug, police assault, resisting arrest, and threatening and abusive behaviour.

He was held in custody to appear in court.