22nd May 2018
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Man who threatened to spit on police officers kept behind bars

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A man who threatened to spit on police officers after claiming he was carrying the hepatitis C virus was remanded in custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

Aberdeen prisoner John Gibson, 33, told officers he would burn their wives and children and punch their faces when he was taken to the police station on 5th April.

On the same day he struggled violently with police in the Gilbert Bain Hospital car park after committing a breach of the peace there.

Gibson also broke into council offices at Hayfield House and stole a computer memory stick. And on 4th April he tried to break into Grantfield Garage with intent to steal.

He originally appeared in private last week before Honorary Sheriff Arnold Duncan, when he made no plea.

However sentence was deferred for reports when he appeared in the dock again on Tuesday and admitted the offences. He will appear for sentence on 5th May.

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