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Back behind bars

A LERWICK teenager who was released from remand after appealing to the High Court is back behind bars after breaching his bail conditions.

Seventeen year old Shaun Smith, of 12 Ladies Drive, was refused bail on 19 September when he pled not guilty to assaulting a girl by pushing her down a flight of stairs at his home the previous day.

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Sheriff Philip Mann had told Smith that he was likely to go to jail for the offence and he had to take his criminal record into account.

However on 27 September the High Court overturned the sheriff’s decision and allowed Smith his freedom on condition he abide by a night time curfew, staying at home from 7pm until 7am every day.

On Sunday however he was arrested in the early hours of the morning while he was at an address in Lerwick’s St Olaf Street.

On Monday at Lerwick Sheriff Court Smith admitted breaching the restriction of liberty order and Sheriff Graeme Napier said it would be “ridiculous” if he accepted the latest application for bail, especially as he is already on probation and carrying out a community service order.

He is due to appear in court on Wednesday to face numerous charges, and again on Thursday when he will face trial for the assault charge.

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