23rd February 2018
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Bail refused

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A man who was arrested in Aberdeen on Tuesday appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday, but was refused bail and remanded in custody.

Grant Huntington, 24, who has been living at Formatin Road, Aberdeen, but formerly of Vallafield, Tingwall, had been placed on bail in December after an incident of threatening and abusive behaviour in Lerwick’s Grostane in November carried out with another man, after which he ran from police officers and struggled violently with them. He had been placed on a curfew from 7pm to 7am, but did not comply with it.

On 12th February he drove a car without insurance on the A970 at the Brig o’ Fitch, an offence to which he pleaded guilty. He was by that time on two bail orders. Following the offence he failed to appear at court and a warrant for his arrest wsa granted him on 30th May.

Opposing bail, procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said that Huntington, the subject of two separate bail orders, had “made it clear” he was not going to travel to court from Aberdeen. He had twice failed to appear at court and sanctions must be imposed.

Honorary sheriff Eric Peterson refused bail pending sentencing next month.

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