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Lerwick Sheriff Court round up

A MAN accused of shooting an air rifle at the windows of an occupied house in Mossbank, has been released on bail.

The case against 22 year old Kyle Joseph MacGregor of 4 Brae Head, Mossbank, was continued without plea when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday.

The accused was arrested in the early hours of Sunday after police were called to an address in Mossbank following reports that an air rifle had been recklessly discharged, cracking several panes of glass.

McGregor is due to appear again before the court on 16 September.

A man from Lerwick accused of committing a string of offences while on bail is being kept behind bars until his trial on 1 October.

Twenty-two year old Trevor William Cooper of 39 Cairnfield Road appeared at the town’s sheriff court on Monday where he pleaded not guilty to four charges.

He is accused of stealing over 40 bottles of alcopop from the Tesco supermarket on Friday.

It is also alleged that he threatened violence at a house in St Magnus Street later the same day, when he is said to have smashed a bottle and brandished it at two men as he challenged them to a fight.

A man from Burra appeared from police custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday accused of a long list of motoring offences which came to light following a minor crash on Sunday.

Fifty-nine year old James Fullerton of 7 Altaness, Hamnavoe, made no plea and the case was continued until the middle of September. He was released on bail.

It is alleged that he drove carelessly on the main south mainland road when he came upon some stationary traffic.

He is said to have braked heavily, skidded and hit a traffic cone, which went on to damage someone else’s car, before ending up in the ditch.

Fullerton is also accused of taking a car without the owner’s consent, driving while banned, without insurance and with a bald tyre.

He is further alleged of failing to stop when ordered to by a uniformed police officer.

Meanwhile, a 34 year old man from Glasgow was fined £400 after he admitted behaving in a threatening and abusive manner towards bar staff at Lerwick’s Da Wheel Bar on Sunday.

Craig Doherty of the city’s 48 Chirnside Road also pled guilty to shouting and swearing at the police station where he also threw a cup of tea and head-butted a cell door.

The offences were committed while Doherty was already on bail.

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