Two men remanded

TWO MEN in their early forties will be kept behind bars for the next month after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday afternoon.

Forty two year old Simon Edwards, of Hoofields, Lerwick, pleaded not guilty to assaulting his partner at an address in the town’s Pitt Lane on Saturday by throwing a mug which struck her on the head to her injury.


The unemployed man, who is alleged to have committed the offence while he was already on bail, was denied bail and remanded in custody.

A trial date was set for 23 July, with an intermediate diet on 8 July.

As he was being led out of the courtroom by a security guard, Edwards shouted “fucking arseholes”.

Justin Lean, of Raleigh Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, who is also 42 years old, appeared in court to deny a charge of giving false details to police officers and attempting to pervert the course of justice at Lerwick’s Staney Hill on Saturday.


Lean also denies stealing a motor vehicle at the same location that day.  Both offences were allegedly committed whilst he was on bail.

Sheriff Philip Mann said the allegation of perverting the course of justice was a particularly serious matter and denied Lean bail. He is due to face trial on 23 July, with an intermediate diet on 8 July.  

Meanwhile, a 27 year old man who reappeared on drugs charges on Monday has been fully committed for trial and kept behind bars.

Anthony McCormick, from Liverpool, appeared in court on a petition alleging that he committed a number of drugs-related offences and an additional charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.