Yell councillor charged with sex offences

North Isles councillor Robert Henderson appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court today charged with several serious sex offences.

Henderson, 72, of Cullivoe, North Yell, appeared in private on a petition alleging four charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices, two charges of indecent assault and one charge of rape.

Henderson, formerly a haulage contractor and businessman, who has served on the SIC since 2007, made no plea and was released on bail.


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