Woman admits threatening behaviour

A Lerwick woman has been remanded in custody after admitting a string of offences less than a week after her previous appearance at Lerwick Sheriff Court, when she had been bailed after pleading guilty to “analogous offences”.

Sarah Irvine, of Hoofields, admitted entering an unoccupied house at Sandveien on Tuesday, behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and refusing to leave. She also threatened to jump from a top-floor window and threw a bottle downstairs. She repeatedly banged on the door and struck herself on the head with a bottle and jammed the house door with her foot.

Irvine, 30, also admitted threatening and abusive behaviour at another address in Sandveien, blocking a doorway, shouting and swearing and making false accusations.

She pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman in the house by handling her abdomen and pulling her by the clothing.

Irvine, who appeared from custody, also admitted assaulting a police sergeant by attempting to bite his hand.

Acting sheriff Sandy Cluness said that as Irvine was due to appear on Wednesday for the offences she had already been bailed for, she would be remanded in custody and her new offences dealt with at that hearing.


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