17th August 2018
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

Teen accused of possessing knife while on bail

A 17-year-old was remanded in custody after breaching two recent bail orders and having two deferred sentences.

Larri Goodlad, of Hillgrind, Lerwick, appeared to apologise to his mother as he was led into the dock from custody on Wednesday, charged with committing various offences yesterday while on bail.

It is alleged that at Bolts Mini-Market he threatened staff, shouted and swore and kicked and smashed a window. Then at Lerwick’s Co-op he was found to have a kitchen knife on him, and struggled violently with three police constables. He also breached a curfew by being at the Co-op and outwith his bail address, where he should have been between 7pm and 7am.

Defence solicitor Chris Dowle asked for the matters to be continued without plea and requested bail.

However, procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie opposed bail, saying Goodlad had been in court on a weekly basis in October, and if he was bailed again “the inevitable” would occur. He already had two deferred sentences for relatively “high-level” offences for violence and disorder, including wandering round two busy shops with a knife up his sleeve, and he simply would not abide by court orders. The court’s role was to protect the public, he said.

Mr Dowle said the court appearances had been within a short space of time when things had gone “badly awry”. The curfew seemed to have exacerbated that, and Goodlad would do better staying with his mother at Grodians.

However, Mr MacKenzie said this was not suitable because of “activities going on at that address”.

Honarary sheriff Eric Peterson continued the case until 27th November, but remanded Goodlad in view of his behaviour.

Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.