Two Russian men appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court today to deny charges including assaulting a woman. They will proceed to trial in the New Year.
Juris Lapcenoks, 35, of Skerpalea, Sandwick, and Agris Kezbers, 36, of Cheyne Crescent, Lerwick, who had court events explained by an interpreter, both pleaded not guilty to all charges, which occurred at a house in Brind, Cunningsburgh, on Saturday.
They were accused of going to the house, assaulting the woman living there by grabbing her by the body and forcing her arms together, abducting her by binding her wrists together and legs together with adhesive tape and detaining her against her will.
In addition Kezbers pleaded not guilty to smashing a front door window at the property.
The men were released on bail on the special conditions they do not approach or contact the complainer and do not enter the area of Brind.
They will proceed to an intermediate diet on 8th February and a trial on 23rd February.