Three men who allegedly used racial language towards police officers have been arrested.

Cops were called to Whiteford Road in Paisley after reports of a "disturbance" at 5.45pm on Sunday, March 10.

Police say that after arriving at the scene the three men, aged 16, 24 and 35, began throwing items along with shouting "obscenities and racial abuse" at the officers.

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The men were later arrested and are set to appear in court at a later date.

A police spokesperson said: "About 5.45pm on March 10 in the Whiteford Road area of Paisley, police attended reports of a disturbance.

"On arrival, three males were observed to be causing a disturbance and on seeing police began to throw items and shout obscenities and racial abuse at the officers in attendance.

"A short while later all three males were arrested and a 16, 24 and 35-year-old will appear in court at a later date."