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Four in court on drugs charges

Four people appeared in private from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court today on  charges relating to alleged drugs offences. Derek MacLean from Ayrshire made no plea or declaration, was fully committed and remanded in custody. David John Robertson, 57, from Lerwick, James David McEwan, 28, from Ma... Read more...

Creel boat towed in

A creel boat had to be towed to safety last night after breaking down in Whalfirth Voe north of Yell.The Aith lifeboat was called out shortly before 10pm when the 21 foot, Yell-based Polaris suffered difficulties. Two people were onboard the creel boat.An anchor had been put out but the vess... Read more...

Man ‘reluctantly’ jailed
15/05/2014, by in News

A man with an entrenched drugs problem was reluctantly sent to prison at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.Darren Lawson, 39, of Mill Lane, Lerwick, admitted stealing a pair of socks from Cee & Jays on 7th February, and stealing two containers of eyeshadow from Tesco on 20th March.Defence agent T... Read more...

Alpaca man admits fraud
15/05/2014, by in Headlines, News

A man who “disappeared” from his home last November, sparking a huge search from the emergency services, has admitted fraudulently obtaining more than £11,000 of his wife’s money.Colin Arnot, 55, of Stucca, Hills­wick, did not appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday but pleaded guilty ... Read more...