Bail agreed for man charged with assaulting woman at Hayfield House

A man charged with assault appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court today but had his case continued without plea.

Colin Woodworth, 31, of Park Wynd, Sandwick, was alleged to have assaulted a woman at Hayfield House, Lerwick on Monday.

He was charged with seizing hold of her by the throat, pushing her against a wall, punching her on the body, causing her to fall to the ground, and forcing her legs on to her body to her injury.

He was also charged with pulling her phone from her hands, thereby preventing her from calling the police, throwing the phone away and shouting and swearing.

Defence solicitor Tommy Allan asked honorary Sheriff Malcolm Bell for Woodworth to be released on bail.
This was agreed to, with the special conditions that Woodworth does not approach or attempt to approach or contact the complainer, and that he does not approach or enter an address in St Olaf Street, Lerwick.

The case was continued until 7th July.


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