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Couper in trouble again

A YOUNG Lerwick man with a string of previous convictions was put under curfew while waiting to be sentenced next month when he appeared from custody before the town’s sheriff court, on Wednesday.

Twenty year old Trevor Couper admitted shouting, swearing and making threats during a disturbance outside one of the accommodation barges near the town’s Esplanade, in the early hours of Wednesday.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie told the court that Couper had repeatedly been warned by police officers to moderate his language but to no avail.

Couper, of 37 Cairnfield Road, already has a deferred sentence hanging over him when he is due to appear back in court in January.

Defence solicitor Tommy Allan said his client had the tendency “to talk himself into more trouble than what he is already in”.

He added that his client had managed to stay out of major trouble for the last eleven months and had even managed to find occasional work on freezer boats calling at Lerwick.

The solicitor told the sheriff: ”No offence by Couper is minor, but this was effectively just shouting and swearing.”

Sheriff Philip Mann deferred sentence until 14 November for a criminal justice report and released Couper on bail with the condition that he stays at his home address between 7pm and 7am, seven days a week.

Couper’s deferred sentence will also be heard on that day.

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