Man admits series of violent assaults

Sentence has been deferred on a man at Lerwick Sheriff Court after he admitted carrying out a number of violent assaults.

Trevor Couper, 19, whose address was given as the Polmont Young Offenders Institution, had originally faced trial after denying the offences.

However appearing from custody today before Sheriff Philip Mann, he admitted four charges of assault to injury – two of them while on bail.

The attacks took place on 10th March at Lerwick’s Garthspool and at Sandside in Mossbank on 20th May.

Couper admitted acting with another in three of the assaults.

In respect of the other, he acted with co-accused Ryan Williamson, 21, of Sandside in Mossbank. Williamson, for his part, admitted playing a part in one of the Mossbank incidents.

Couper has already admitted being under the influence of alcohol in Commercial Street on 18th May, breaching bail and breaking a curfew order two days later.

Sentence was deferred for four weeks while background reports are compiled. No application for bail was made in respect of Couper, and he was remanded in custody. Bail was continued for Williamson until their next scheduled appearance on 3rd October.


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