Man held in custody after alleged fracas in flat

A man has been remanded in custody after allegedly causing a weekend disturbance in a Lerwick flat.

Matthew Smith, 25, of Grostane, was accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in Millgaet on Saturday.

He was charged with shouting, swearing, punching a hole in an internal wall, making threats and struggling with others, all while on bail.

His case was continued without plea until 23rd February when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

Smith is also due to appear on that date in relation to a separate complaint.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie opposed bail. He said Smith had failed to keep social work appointments since being released on bail, and had changed his address without notifying the court.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said Smith was beginning to co-operate with social workers.

However Sheriff Graeme Napier told Smith: “You will be remanded in custody. The Crown’s opposition to bail is well-founded.”


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