A POLICEMAN’S son who threatened to rape the wife of one of his dad’s colleagues has caused his family “deep embarrassment,” a court has heard.

Devyn McCormick, 25, issued the threat after cops were called to a disturbance in his home street.

The thug also hurled obscenities at the officers, lambasted one of them for being English and even bit one on the hand as he was being arrested.

Paisley Sheriff Court heard that McCormick – whose dad Alan works at the town’s Mill Street police station – was reported to cops after he was spotted fighting in Lobnitz Avenue, Renfrew.

When officers arrived to investigate, McCormick lost the plot, threatening to rape the wife of one of the officers and flying into such a rage that back-up had to be called.

The details emerged yesterday when McCormick appeared in the dock to be sentenced over the events of March 5 this year.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to two charges – threatening or abusive behaviour, including hurling racist abuse, and assaulting an on-duty officer – and sentence had been adjourned for background reports to be prepared.

Procurator fiscal depute Emma Jeffrey said officers were called to the scene at around 8.50pm on the night in question.

She added that McCormick began to walk towards their vehicle and then hurled abuse at them.

Ms Jeffrey said: “Officers told him to calm down, however he continued with his aggressive behaviour, repeatedly shouting ‘f*** off’ and ‘get to f***’ and was spitting on the ground.

“Again he was told to calm down by the officers and, at this point, he called one of the officers a ‘f****** English p****.’

“He then threatened to rape the wife of a police officer.”

As McCormick was being handcuffed, he bit PC Damon Lazos on the thumb, leaving him injured.

Defence solicitor Tony Callahan said the accused was ashamed of his conduct, especially as his dad is a serving police officer.

The lawyer explained: “His father is known to me on a professional basis. He is a serving police officer.

“The police officers involved here are colleagues of his father and there’s deep embarrassment for that from the whole family.”

Mr Callahan said McCormick, who previously ran his own cleaning firm, Pride Cleaning Solutions Limited, until it went bust, had started a new job as a cleaner on the day in question and had gone for a drink after his shift.

He asked for leniency for the young dad, saying he had struggled with mental health problems and an addiction to Valium.

Sheriff Frances McCartney could have jailed McCormick for up to a year for the offences but she spared him prison, instead placing him on a Community Payback Order which will see him supervised by social workers for a year.

He also has to attend drug counselling when directed to do so and was given 10 months to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work – reduced from 200 hours as he admitted his guilt.