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Lerwick man admits making threats and brandishing weapons

A THIRTY three year old man has admitted drunkenly threatening to murder his own brother while wielding a knife and an axe. Calum Leslie, of King Harald Street, Lerwick, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, repeatedly headbutting the window of a house in Cunningsburgh, uttering threats and brandishing […] Shetland News …


Young woman order to pay compensation for assault on police officer

A WOMAN who shouted, swore and struggled with her former partner before stubbing out a cigarette on a police sergeant’s hand has been ordered to pay £400 in restitution. Leanne Richardson, of Hamarsgarth, Mossbank, had previously admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at her home address on 19 June last year, as well […] Shetland News …


Lerwick man who made death threat to social worker awaits sentencing

A TWENTY five year old man from Lerwick who threatened to murder a social worker has had sentence adjourned until next month. Kyle Swannie, of the town’s Hoofields, admitted making the threat in a phone call to the social worker’s colleague on 18 October last year. At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday he pleaded guilty […] Shetland News …




Police thank local community for supporting murder investigation

POLICE SCOTLAND has welcomed the conviction of two people for murdering Tracy Walker in Lerwick in July last year, saying it is “a clear message that violence like this has no place in our society”. Ross MacDougall, 32, and Dawn Smith, 29, were both found guilty of murdering the 40-year-old mother of two following two-week […] Shetland News …


Tracey Walker trial hears from first witnesses

A WOMAN who was allegedly murdered in Shetland last summer was going to pay a ‘tick bill’ for drugs on the night she died, a court has heard.  Lisa Marie Johnson, 45, told police that Tracey Walker made the admission during a car ride in the early hours of 30 July 2019. The High Court […] Shetland News …