Court

Four appear from custody on drugs charge

FOUR people from Shetland have appeared from custody in Lerwick Sheriff Court accused of being concerned in the supply of drugs. Forty two year old Kerry Butler, Darren Priest, 36, and Steven Priest, 59, all of Lerwick – and 34-year-old Steven Nicholson from Sandwick – all made no plea when they appeared in private on […] Shetland News …


Drug dealer jailed for nearly four years

A LOCAL man who attempted to smuggle heroin worth more than £30,000 to Shetland through the post by concealing the class A drugs in chocolate boxes and a spice jar has been jailed for almost four years. Andrew Flaws appeared for sentencing at Lerwick Sheriff Court via video link from Grampian prison on Wednesday morning. […] Shetland News …


Sentence further deferred

A THIRTY nine year old man will have to wait another two months to learn his fate after sentencing was deferred for a fourth time. John Masterman, of Leaside, appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday afternoon for sentencing, but his case was deferred until 14 July. He previously admitted intentionally or recklessly touching two […] Shetland News …


Man fined after admitting bus station assault

A MAN was fined at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday after admitting carrying out an assault at the town’s Viking Bus Station on Saturday evening. Daniel Cassidy, from Greenock, also pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner. The 32-year-old, who appeared from custody, was fined £395. Shetland News …


Lerwick man found guilty of attempting to supply class A drug

A FIFTY eight year old man has been fined £520 after being found guilty of attempting to supply heroin to a severely unwell drug addict at the Gilbert Bain Hospital. Neil Scott, of Lerwick’s Bruce Crescent, denied attempting to supply diamorphine on 8 January last year despite agreeing the crown’s case in its entirety – […] Shetland News …


Jail sentence for breach of bail conditions

A THIRTY three year old man with a track record for breaching bail conditions has been sentenced to four months in prison. Adam Nelson, of Leaside, Mossbank, appeared from custody via video link at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday morning after admitting failing to comply with a special condition that he was not to approach […] Shetland News …


Teenager loses licence for a year after admitting ‘insane’ driving

A TEENAGER has lost his licence and been fined £1,000 after admitting to a course of driving described by a sheriff as “insane” and “absolutely unbelievable”. The male, who cannot be named because he is under the age of 18, previously pleaded guilty to dangerous driving in an incident four days before Christmas last year. […] Shetland News …


Lerwick man jailed for accessing child abuse images over a lengthy period

A THIRTY four year old man from Lerwick has been jailed for 19 months after previously admitting possession over 1,000 images of child sexual abuse which he accessed over a 16 year period. Henry Hunter, of the town’s Hoofields, was sentenced at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday having pleaded guilty to taking or permitting to […] Shetland News …


Man remanded in custody on serious sexual offences

A SIXTY one year old man has been remanded in custody after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday in private on a number of charges including rape. Jeffrey Cheyne, of County Clare in Ireland, made no plea on a total of six charges when he appeared from custody. He faced three charges of lewd, […] Shetland News …


Lerwick man admits child pornography charges

A TWENTY nine year old man who took video footage of himself viewing child pornography on his computer has had sentence deferred for a criminal justice report. Nathan Bryant, of Lerwick’s Burnside, admitted taking or permitting to be taken indecent photographs of children at his home address between June 2014 and September 2020. Procurator fiscal […] Shetland News …