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Man admits firing air gun at house in Mossbank

A TWENTY two year old man admitted firing airgun pellets at an occupied house in Mossbank when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Kyle MacGregor, of 4 Brae Head, Mossbank, pleaded guilty to recklessly discharging the air rifle, shooting at the house and cracking several glass windowpanes.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday 23 August.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said MacGregor had fallen out with his brother, was drunk and “simply making a fool of himself”.

His brother and others in the house had attempted to get MacGregor to go home, but he subsequently returned and fired around half a dozen rounds at the address.

The fiscal added that MacGregor had cooperated fully with the police when he was apprehended.

Sheriff Philip Mann said he was “very conscious of air rifle matters” and bailed MacGregor, adjourning the case until 28 October for a social work report to be compiled.

“This is a very serious matter and I have to look carefully at all options available to me,” Sheriff Mann added.

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