Bressay man accused of breaking into chalet refused bail

A man accused of stealing electrical equipment and other goods on Christmas Day was remanded in custody today when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Scott Anderson, 21, of Kirkabister in Bressay, denies breaking into a chalet in the town’s Hoofields. He is charged with helping himself to an xBox computer console, as well as a rucksack, DVDs, a camera, a pair of trainers and a pair of boots.

Anderson also pleaded not guilty to trying to break into the Staney Hill shop with intent to steal on 14th January, smashing a window and a light sensor in the process.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie opposed bail.

Sheriff Graeme Napier told Anderson: “You are patently not a candidate for bail.”

Trial was set for 23rd February, with an intermediate diet on 8th February.


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