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Dangerous behaviour

A LERWICK man who turned up at a house with a kitchen knife and a metal pole has been placed under curfew for nearly a year.

Chae Coleman, of 21 Ladies Drive, admitted turning up at a neighbouring property with the offensive weapons on 12 October, shouting and making threats.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie told Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday that the 22 year old had wanted to speak to someone inside the house, but refused to leave when asked to do so.

Coleman later threatened to break the legs of a man who came outside in an attempt to placate him.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said his client had been self-medicating depression and anxiety at the time.

He added that Coleman had no “intention” of hurting people with the weapons.

Sheriff Philip Mann said the incident stemmed from an argument he had with his partner and warned that carrying weapons while in a highly emotional state was “very dangerous and could lead to disaster”.

Coleman was placed under curfew for nine months during he must remain inside his home address between 9pm and 5.30am seven days a week.

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