Second court appearance by Scalloway resident charged with attempted murder

A man charged with attempted murder appeared in private from custody for the second time at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

Francis O’Neill Whyte, 42, of Scalloway, made no plea or declaration before honorary sheriff Eric Peterson. He was fully committed for trial and was remanded in custody.

Two other men who appeared from custody had their cases continued without plea until 11th July.

Adam Chapman, 24, and Adam Nelson, 23, have an address in Leaside, Firth, but are currently both in custody on the mainland. They were due in court on Friday but were unable to fly to Shetland due to fog.

Chapman is charged with attempting to steal a cashbox from the Dragon House takeaway, Kantersted Road, on 10th June, and causing a breach of the peace by banging doors and windows and throwing plant pots around a garden in Clickimin Road on 21st June.

Nelson is charged with stealing a cashbox and its contents from COPE Pet Supplies on Commercial Street, stealing a watch from Toll Clock Cards and banging on a door and challenging people to fight in Pitt Lane, on 15th June. He is also charged with refusing to leave the Thule Bar when requested by police on 11th June.

Both Chapman and Nelson were remanded in custody.


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