Three years jail for airgun teen

A teenager who sparked a major incident after arming himself with an airgun has been sentenced to three years in custody.

Samuel Barlow, 16, from Wester Skeld, will also be subject to a supervised release order for one year after his release from a young offenders institution.

Barlow had previously admitted four charges of assault and one of behaving in an abusive manner, following a major incident which saw him involved in a stand-off with armed police officers.

Sheriff Mann told Barlow he was fortunate not to have been shot when he carried out the offences. He paid tribute to the work of the officers who demonstrated “professionalism and restraint”.

• More to follow and full story in Friday’s Shetland Times.


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