23rd February 2018
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Mossbank man faces trial for alleged assaults

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A man will face trial at Lerwick Sheriff Court after allegedly carrying out two assaults.

Ryan Williamson, 21, of Mossbank, is accused of carrying out the offences in Sandside on 20th May, causing injury in both cases.

He denied the charges when he appeared before Sheriff Philip Mann today.

His case is due to come to trial on 23rd August.  

His co-accused, 19-year-old Trevor Couper, also of Mossbank, appeared alongside him in the dock.

Mr Couper was charged with playing his part in the alleged incidents while on bail.  

But he is also accused of two other assault to injury charges at Lerwick’s Garthspool on 10th March, as well as causing alarm and striking a door in the town’s Ladies Drive, shouting at a resident.

Mr Couper is also facing a charge of threatening violence to a police officer while at Lerwick Police Station, and twice breaching bail conditions in May.

Mr Couper, who is currently in a young offenders’ institution, made no application for bail after his case was continued without plea, and he was remanded in custody.

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