23rd October 2018
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Man ‘lashed out’ after night of drinking

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A man launched a late night assault against two people after a night of drinking.

Polish man Sebastian Wrzos, 28, of Scalloway “lashed out” and gave a woman a bruised and cut cheek just below the eye. He also assaulted a man who intervened.

Sentence on Wrzos was today deferred at Lerwick Sheriff Court for background reports, after he admitted carrying out the attacks on 26th August.

The court heard Wrzos had been spotted in the early hours on Commercial Street by a woman who had previously made an allegation of sexual assault against him.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said the woman became highly emotional. She approached Wrzos and threw a bit of pizza in his face.

Wrzos, in turn, assaulted the woman’s friend.

“Clearly it is not edifying behaviour for an adult man to be assaulting a young female,” said Mr MacKenzie.

“The complainer in charge three [who was with the woman] involved himself, and he got assaulted in the manner libelled.”

In a separate “violent episode”, Wrzos threw furniture at a house in Sandveien last April after drinking most of the day.

He became “belligerent” and threw a large table across a room.

His partner and others in the house effectively had to lock themselves in another room to get away from him.

He followed them and continued to throw items, including a coffee table.

Mr MacKenzie insisted the objects thrown by Wrzos were not small items thrown to the floor as if in frustration.

“The complaint probably doesn’t accurately convey just how violent his behaviour was.”

Sheriff Philip Mann ordered background reports.

“These instances of assault would lead me to believe there is something we need to get to the bottom of,” he said.

Wrzos was ordained to appear again on 18th April.

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