Teen accused of possessing knife while on bail

A 17-year-old was remanded in custody after breaching two recent bail orders and having two deferred sentences.

Larri Goodlad, of Hillgrind, Lerwick, appeared to apologise to his mother as he was led into the dock from custody on Wednesday, charged with committing various offences yesterday while on bail.

It is alleged that at Bolts Mini-Market he threatened staff, shouted and swore and kicked and smashed a window. Then at Lerwick’s Co-op he was found to have a kitchen knife on him, and struggled violently with three police constables. He also breached a curfew by being at the Co-op and outwith his bail address, where he should have been between 7pm and 7am.

Defence solicitor Chris Dowle asked for the matters to be continued without plea and requested bail.

However, procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie opposed bail, saying Goodlad had been in court on a weekly basis in October, and if he was bailed again “the inevitable” would occur. He already had two deferred sentences for relatively “high-level” offences for violence and disorder, including wandering round two busy shops with a knife up his sleeve, and he simply would not abide by court orders. The court’s role was to protect the public, he said.

Mr Dowle said the court appearances had been within a short space of time when things had gone “badly awry”. The curfew seemed to have exacerbated that, and Goodlad would do better staying with his mother at Grodians.

However, Mr MacKenzie said this was not suitable because of “activities going on at that address”.

Honarary sheriff Eric Peterson continued the case until 27th November, but remanded Goodlad in view of his behaviour.


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