22nd May 2018
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‘Violent’ Hassan told he faces another prison sentence

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A “violent man” who threatened a woman with a knife has been warned he should expect a custodial sentence.

Ebrahim Hassan, 49, of Lerwick, was remanded in custody yesterday after he went to the woman’s house in Sandveien and held the knife at her.

He went into the kitchen and armed himself with the weapon and “presented it fairly closely to her”, breaching his curfew order.

At Lerwick Sheriff Court today Hassan admitted carrying out the offence on 17th December.

The court heard Hassan had been released early from prison, and had been told to comply with a curfew order.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said Hassan had “some sort of grievance” with his victim.

Although it was accepted he did not intend to use the knife, the woman was not aware of his intentions and was extremely distressed.

Hassan’s wife then telephoned the address to let him know the alarm relating to his tag had gone off, and that he should return home straight away.

Sheriff Philip Mann described Hassan as “a violent man”, adding he would definitely be imposing a custodial sentence.

He deferred sentence until 18th April for a social work report to be compiled. There was no application for bail.

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