A DRUNK man kicked a police officer in the groin after calling them to his aid, a court has heard.

Martin Glover entered a guilty plea when he appeared by video link from HMP Hewell before magistrates in Hereford.

Glover had called police to Hereford Railway Station on March 1, saying he intended to jump in front of a train, prosecutor Ralph Robyns Landricombe said.

Officers had gone to the station to help Glover, who appeared to be drunk and had bloodshot eyes, but as they tried to speak to him, he started shouting and swearing, saying he had been accused of assaulting someone.

Glover was told to stop swearing, but was arrested after he continued to shout abuse

But as officers attempted to put him in handcuffs, the 60-year-old became aggressive, kicking one of the officers in the groin.

In interview, Glover, who is currently subject to a suspended sentence and a conditional discharge, said he was "guilty to whatever I am found of" and that he had been upset recently over a conversation he had with a relative.

He told officers he had consumed 10 cans of Guinness that day and that he had called 999 as a cry for help.

Marilena Di Vitantonio, for Glover, said he is currently in custody awaiting sentencing for breaching a restraining order.

"He says he had just had enough of everything," Miss Di Vitantonio said.

"He is struggling with the restraining order and he is awaiting sentencing at the Crown Court."

Magistrates adjourned the sentencing until after Glover's appearance at Worcester Crown Court.

Glover, of Church Street, Ledbury, will appear for sentencing on April 7.