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Accused of industrial thefts

TWO MEN appeared in court on Tuesday accused of stealing a raft of equipment from several industrial premises in the north of Lerwick yesterday.

Both Grant Huntington, 27, of 18 Sandside, Mossbank, and Mark Rushby, 19, of Ladies Drive, Lerwick, had their cases continued without plea until Wednesday. Huntington was remanded in custody by Sheriff Philip Mann, while Rushby was granted bail.

The pair are accused of stealing a quantity of copper wire from 60 North Recycling at Greenhead and stealing a head net, a lock knife, a keyring torch, a shackle and a pair of scissors from DH Marine at the Marina Business Park.

They are also accused of stealing a key from Jim’s Garage; a multi tool, a hack saw, three packets of electrical tape and two packets of craft knife blades from Jewson’s, and a torch and a drill bit set from Scott Direct. All three premises are located within Gremista Industrial Estate.

Huntington is also accused of possessing a lock knife at Ladies Drive and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly spitting, shouting, swearing and making threats within a police vehicle.