Prison term for abusive Pole who attacked bus driver and woman

When Marcin Olejniczak spat at a bus driver on the way from the south end into Lerwick in August, it was only the beginning of his troubles.

The Pole landed in hot water when he became abusive at Lerwick Sheriff Court the following month, shouting and swearing at staff and police.

Now the 34-year-old, of Horseshoe Close, Virkie, has been handed a six month prison sentence for his antics.

Olejniczak admitted shouting and swearing at a driver before assaulting him on 20th August after effectively being thrown off the bus. He also assaulted a woman in Lerwick’s Pitt Lane a day later.

Today’s court heard Olejniczak was on a service bus when his behaviour came to the driver’s attention.

“His behaviour was pretty poor, to say the least, and he was effectively thrown off the bus,” said procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie.

Olejniczak became abusive at a court appearance on 19th September while he was on bail, shouting and swearing within the confines of the building – behaviour described by Mr MacKenzie as “quite significantly disruptive”.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said Olejniczak had displayed remorse since the incident had taken place.

He added Olejniczak was “realistic” about his ability to carry out anything other than a custodial sentence.

Mr Allan said Olejniczak was “committed” to approaching services which could help him combat his alcohol misuse on his release.

Sentence was back-dated to 19th September when Olejniczak was taken into custody.


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