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Ordered to leave

THREE MEN have been granted bail and ordered to leave the islands after denying behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in a popular Lerwick pub and a nearby lane on Saturday.

Two of the men gave South Tyneside addresses – 33 year old Neil Barr of Aspen Place, South Shields and 40 year old Lee Donnelly of Lune Green, Jarrow – and the third, 33 year old Michael Ward, is from Pontefract in West Yorkshire.

Barr is charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at the Lounge Bar on Mounthooly Street.

He pleaded not guilty to shouting, swearing, behaving aggressively, threatening a female member of staff, removing his clothes and walking around the bar naked.

Barr is also charged with resisting, obstructing or hindering and struggling violently with three police constables at the town’s Law Lane.

Donnelly is alleged to have threatened a lone female member of staff at the Lounge on the same date.

Both Donnelly and Ward deny that they resisted, obstructed or hindered three police officers and attempted to release Barr from police custody at Law Lane.

Finally, Donnelly and Ward are alleged to have shouted, sworn and acted aggressively at Law Lane.

All three denied each of the charges levelled against them. A trial has been set for 1 October, with an intermediate diet on 2 September.

Honorary sheriff Willie Shannon granted all three men bail – attaching a special condition that they must all leave Shetland within 12 hours and only return in connection with their respective cases.