A Latvian man who tied up his partner as a “prank” and then feared the possible repercussions if he set her free appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.
Agris Kezbers, 39, of Cheyne Crescent, Lerwick, tied up the woman at a house in Cunningsburgh on 3rd December last year.
He was helped by Juris Lapcenoks, 36, of Sandwick.
The woman had been unhappy at the amount of drink the pair had been consuming.
The court heard she was “forthright” and “known to have something of a temper”.
“They became increasingly concerned as to what her reaction would be when she was released, which led to them leaving her tied up for longer than they had intended,” said procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie.
“She did manage to free herself,” he added.
The two were admonished for the offence, but Kezbers was fined £100 for breaching the peace at the same address on 11th May. He had been drinking and got into an argument with the same woman.