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Court round up

Sexual abuse
SENTENCE on a Chinese restaurant worker was deferred for reports after he admitted sexually abusing a 15 year old girl.

Appearing before Lerwick Sheriff Court, Ching Shiong Heng, of 10 St Magnus Street, Lerwick, pled guilty to “intentionally” causing the girl to participate in a sexual act.

The offence took place at Heng’s address where the girl was staying overnight on 5 November.

The incident came to light after the girl told one of her teachers.

Sheriff Philip Mann asked for a criminal justice social work report and deferred sentence until 5 September.

The court that Heng was still employed, but was likely to be deported once the court case had concluded.

Heng will be placed on the sex offender register as of Wednesday.

Banned again
A MALAYSIAN man based in London was disqualified from driving for three years when he appeared from custody before Lerwick Sheriff Court, on Wednesday.

Chee Wee Leong, of 348 Upper Richmond Road, pled guilty to being almost twice the legal limit for alcohol when he was stopped by police on Lerwick’s Lochside, in the early hours of Wednesday.

The court heard that 45 year old Leong was in Shetland staying with friends when, while in a local pub, he received a call saying that his mother had been admitted to hospital in Malaysia.

Defence solicitor Tommy Allan said his client had been very upset and “stupidly” took the car.

Sheriff Philip Mann said he had no other choice but to ban him for three years since this was his second drink driving offence. He also fined him £500.

A motion to forfeit Leong’s car, which had not been his, was rejected by the sheriff.

Stealing electricity
BYPASSING an electricity meter with a length of wire cost a Shetland man dear when he was fined £500 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Wesley Liam Bailey, of Gossaford, Brae, admitted the offence which took place at an address at Lerwick’s Ladies Drive between 1 December and 14 January 2012.

The offence came to light when police went to his house over another matter.

The court heard that 32 year old Bailey was already paying Scottish & Southern Energy £1,500 in damages to the meter and compensation.

Expensive drugs
A YOUNG Whalsay man was fined £400 after he admitted possessing less than a gram of cocaine.

Police found the drug on 26 year old James Arthur Shearer when they searched him in Lerwick’s Commercial Street, on 23 March.

The court heard that the engineer with an address at 7 North Park, Whalsay, had not been aware that the drug had still been in his pocket since he was not using cocaine anymore.

Van overloaded
A SEMI-retired driver was fined £400 at Lerwick Sheriff Court after he pled guilty to overloading his van by almost 50 per cent when he was stopped by police on the A971 road, near Tingwall, on 23 April.

Martin Vincent Bown, aged 64, of Kalandseid, Trondra, also admitted driving with no rear nearside brake light and no rear nearside tail light.

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