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Troubled teen jailed over Christmas

A TROUBLED Shetland teenager who has repeatedly found himself in the dock at Lerwick Sheriff Court this year for drunken behaviour is to spend Christmas behind bars.

Eighteen year old Trevor Couper, of 37 Cairnfield Road, Lerwick, was arrested at the town’s Thule bar on Monday night after police were called to a disturbance.

On Tuesday Couper appeared in court from custody where he pled not guilty to two charges of threatening behaviour and assault.

As well as shouting and swearing in the waterfront bar, he is alleged to have threatened to stab and slash bar staff and when the police turned up, to threaten them with violence. He also denies assaulting an officer at Lerwick police station by spitting at him.

Sheriff Graeme Napier denied Couper’s request for bail due to his criminal record, and remanded him in custody until his trial on 12 January.