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Man appears on serious sexual charges

A 62-YEAR old man with an address on the Shetland mainland has been charged with a total of six offences including two of sexual assault of a young child.

Basil Edward Beattie appeared in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday afternoon.

Other charges brought under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act relate to sexual assault as well as lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour.

Beattie made no plea or declaration, was committed for further examination and released on bail.