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Wheel Bar assault

A THIRTY four year old man who launched what was described as a “wholly unprovoked” assault on another man in a Lerwick pub has been fined £600. 

Simon Hart, of 89 Croft Road in Cambuslang, admitted assaulting the man in the early hours of Sunday at the town’s Wheel Bar by punching him on the head to his injury. 

The victim lost a tooth as a result of the incident, which was captured on CCTV and described by honorary sheriff Eric Peterson as “pretty despicable”.

MEANWHILE, a couple from Brae are set to face trial after denying assaulting one another in their home at the weekend.

Louise Duffy and Tautvydas Pauliukonis, both of 2 Garry Couper Road in the village, were granted bail when they appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday. 

Duffy is accused of repeatedly nipping Pauliukonis on the body, butting him on the head and scratching him on the face to his injury on Saturday. 

Pauliukonis, meanwhile, is accused of pinning her against the wall, striking her on the head, repeatedly punching her on the head and repeatedly grabbing mobile phones from her to prevent her from summoning assistance. 

He is also charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing at Duffy at a separate address in Brae on the same day. 

A trial date has been set for Thursday 21 January.