Ashley Robert Gardner, aged 24, of Archallagan Terrace, Foxdale, has pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting a police officer.

He had previously denied the offences but on Thursday (January 26) changed his pleas to guilty.

The offences were committed on October 2 at Fort Street in Douglas.

A third charge, of being drunk and disorderly, was dismissed after the prosecution offered no evidence in light of the other guilty pleas.

Defence advocate Jim Travers asked for a probation report to be prepared before sentencing, which will take place in summary court on March 23.

Bail continues with a condition to co-operate with probation in the preparation of the report.