Man behaved like ‘spoilt child’ in attacking ex-partner in hotel

A Polish man who behaved like a “spoilt child” at the Scalloway Hotel on 21st November was fined at total of £700 at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

Remiguisz Wlaszczyk, 28, of New Road, Scalloway, who was in court with an interpreter, admitted an alcohol-fuelled offence when he saw his former partner dining with a new partner at the hotel on 21st November last year.

He threw a pint glass and its contents over his ex-partner and seized her clothing, exposing her undergarments. He then overturned a dining table, breaking crockery and glasses and staining carpets and wall coverings.

Finally he forced his way into the dining room and struggled with staff.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said this behaviour was extremely alarming in a busy dining room, and his conduct to his ex-partner was “diabolical”. Wlaszczyk seemed unable to accept blame for the incident, he said.

Defence solicitor Tommy Allan said Wlaszczyk, who has no history of offending, was hard-working and now accepted his behaviour was unacceptable.

Sheriff Philip Mann said Wlaszcayk had behaved more like a spoilt child than a grown man. Reports had to be obtained, he said, because the offence was so serious. However as it was a first offence he would limit  sentence to a financial penalty.


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