Lerwick man fined after headbutting incident

A Lerwick man was fined £60 and ordered to pay £50 in compensation after he admitted headbutting a fellow customer in the tattie shop following a night of heavy drinking.

Neil Davidson, 44, of Sandveien, had raised a concern with the shop’s manager which caused a delay in food being served.

He was asked to leave, but he refused to comply with the manager’s request another man who was in the shop at the time tried to persuade him to go.

Lerwick Sheriff Court heard that Davidson did not take kindly to the request and squared up to the man before committing the offence.

Davidson was later the victim of a much worse assault, which left him with a broken finger.

Defence agent Chris Dowle said Davidson, who appeared in the dock on crutches, was “ashamed and angry with himself” for the way he had behaved. He had recently got his drinking under control, but this was an “unfortunate lapse”.


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