Concealed a knife

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Sentence has been deferred on a man who concealed a knife in his waistband while at a party.

Victor Carlin, 45, of Meadows, Tresta, admitted arming himself with the weapon when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

The court heard Carlin was “drunk and making a nuisance of himself” when he attended a function earlier this month.

He was asked to leave the party, but failed to be impressed by that invitation.

Carlin returned to a marquee where the party was taking place and made his way to a food table.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said Carlin was seen picking up the knife and concealing it in his waistband.

He had to be restrained until the police arrived.

Sheriff Philip Mann told Carlin: “Anyone who arms themself with a knife deliberately in a situation like this is committing a serious offence.”
Carlin will appear for sentence on 21st August.