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Woman charged with spitting assault

A THIRTY year old Lerwick woman with a drink problem was granted her liberty for at least two days when she appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday charged with assault and threatening behaviour.

Caroline Tulloch, of 40 Norstane, is accused of shouting, swearing, knocking over furniture and ornaments, as well as spitting at a man and then claiming she had Hepatitis C.

The alleged offences were committed while Tulloch was on bail, raising concerns that she may be locked up until her next court appearance on Thursday.

The case was continued without plea, and Sheriff Graeme Napier released Tulloch on bail on condition that does not get drunk or carry alcohol in a public place over the next two days.

The sheriff added that if she turned up in court on Thursday under the influence of drink or drugs she would be put in the cells and charged with contempt of court.