Man charged with attacking woman

A SHETLAND man was released on bail from Lerwick Sherifff Court on Wednesday after he appeared from custody charged with assaulting a young woman on Monday.

Colin Woodworth, of Park Wynd, Sandwick made no plea and the case was continued until 7 July.

The 31 year old is charged with attacking the woman at Hayfield House, on Lerwick’s Hayfield Lane, seizing her by the throat, pushing her against a wall, punching her on the body causing her to fall to the ground and forcing her legs on to her body to her injury.

He has also been charged with a breach of the peace by pulling a phone from her hand preventing her from calling the police, throwing the phone away and shouting and swearing.

Honorary sheriff Malcolm Bell made a condition of bail that the accused did not approach or contact the woman or go to an address in Lerwick’s St Olaf Street.