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Busy Monday for sheriff court

A NUMBER of people are due to appear before Lerwick Sheriff Court today (Monday) following several arrests during the weekend.

Shetland police said this morning that they had arrested two people in Scalloway on Sunday evening after an alleged domestic breach of the peace. Both are due to appear before the court this morning.

A 25 year old man will appear on a separate case after having been arrested for assaulting another man on Victoria Pier, on Sunday evening. The victim was taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital and was discharged a short time later.

And an 18 year old man is held in custody after being arrested for housebreaking in the Grostane area of Lerwick on Friday evening.

A 14 year old boy has also been arrested in connection with the same incident. A report is being sent to the children’s reporter.

Meanwhile, a man was taken into custody in Lerwick after allegedly damaging a police car at the Unst police station overnight between Friday and Saturday.

In other weekend incidents, police:

Seized controlled drugs after stopping and searching a 37 year old man in Lerwick on Saturday evening;

Arrested a 17 year teenager following a breach of the peace at the Burra Hall in the early hours of Sunday;

Arrested a 61 year old man in Whalsay for drink driving, on Sunday afternoon;

Arrested a 24 year old man for a breach of the peace at a house in Sandwick on Saturday.

Reports on all these incidents are to be sent to the procurator fiscal.

Meanwhile, police are reminding drivers to check their vehicles to ensure that all parts are in a safe and serviceable condition.

Acting sergeant Stuart Miller said officers had stopped a number of vehicles over the weekend and had to issue “vehicle defect rectification scheme tickets”.