16th August 2018
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Polish man overturned table and attacked former partner at Scalloway Hotel

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A Polish man who assaulted his former partner as she was enjoying a hotel meal with a friend has appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Remigiusz Wlaszczyk, 28, of New Road in Scalloway, threw a drink over the woman and seized hold of her clothing, causing it to tear. The incident happened on 21st November in the Scalloway Hotel.

He was “escorted” out of the dining room but struggled violently with staff and forced his way back in.

He then up-turned the table where the woman was sitting, causing £250-worth of damage by breaking crockery and glasses and staining furniture.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said it had been a “distressing incident” for people in the hotel.

Sheriff John Rafferty deferred sentence for background reports. He advised Wlaszczyk, who was acting for himself, to seek the help of a solicitor.

Wlaszczyk will appear in court again on 11th July, when an interpreter will also be present.

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