Man accused of assault remanded in custody

A man accused of carrying out an assault and brandishing a bottle has been remanded in custody.

Adam Nelson, 23, of Sandside in Firth has been charged with punching and kicking a man on the head at a flat in Lerwick’s Harbour Street on Wednesday, causing injury. He is also accused of having a bottle, brandishing it and issuing challenges to a fight outside the flat.

Nelson denied the charges when he appeared from custody today before honorary sheriff Arnold Duncan.

Defence solicitor Tommy Allan argued Nelson had been making good progress. He said Nelson had no other cases outstanding, had carried out voluntary work with the Salvation Army and was due to start with the Moving On project. Mr Allan said Nelson was willing to abide by the terms of any curfew imposed by the court.

However Nelson was refused bail. He will stand trial on 20th February. An intermediate diet was fixed for 7th February.


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