20th August 2018
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Man in court after throwing punch in Posers

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Throwing a punch at a man in Posers on Friday night landed Ross Lowe in the dock at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

Lowe, 21, of Bruce Crescent, Lerwick, admitted the offence, which he committed while on bail.

The court heard that Lowe had been drinking, which he had not done for weeks before to incident, to celebrate his sister’s birthday and securing a place at college on a hospitality and chef’s course. He became upset at something that had allegedly been said to his girlfriend. Police were called and took Lowe into custody in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Defence solicitor Tommy Allan said getting into college meant things had been looking up for Lowe, who still has 97 hours of a community service order to complete. He intends to do the hours of unpaid work before starting college.

Sheriff Graeme Napier allowed Lowe his liberty for two weeks and asked for reports to be prepared. Bail is to be continued, with the special conditions that Lowe is not to be under the influence of alcohol, or have it in his possession, in a public place, and he must consent to give breath samples to the police if required.

He will appear at court again on 2nd June.

Meanwhile, stealing from the Co-op led to an appearance in court for a teenager.

The court heard that Andrew Steven Cumming, 19, of Kirkidale, Walls, who appeared from custody, had stolen £4 worth of goods in a case of “straightforward shoplifting”. The goods had been recovered and were in saleable condition.

Cumming had already paid for a “sizeable quantity” of other messages and his drug addiction was the cause of his behaviour.

Sheriff Graeme Napier continued bail with the special conditions that Cumming should go to drugs agency CADSS that afternoon and to co-operate with social work and CADSS.

He will appear at court again on Wednesday.

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