Accused remanded in custody

A man facing a string of charges allegedly committed in the early hours of Sunday had his case continued without plea at Lerwick Sheriff Court today and was remanded in custody.

Matthew Smith, 27, of Leaside, Firth, who was on bail, is charged with breaching bail conditions set in September by being drunk in a public place in Lerwick’s Millgaet and not living at an address in Robertson Crescent, which he was bailed to.

He is also charged with taking a car at Millgaet and driving it away without consent, driving at Nedersund and between Nedersund and Millgaet while under the influence of drink or drugs, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

At Millgaet he is charged with struggling with three police constables by attempting to lash out with his legs, and at Lerwick police station of failing to provide two specimens of breath and a urine sample. He is also charged with not telling police who was driving the car.

Smith will be back in court on 14th November.


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