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Corkscrew threat

A SIXTY four year old from Sandwick who used a corkscrew to threaten a man and woman was fined £450 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Brian Stickle, of 12 Veester Hill, admitted brandishing the bottle opener and uttering threats at a nearby address on 4 November last year.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said Stickle and the woman had been drinking in his house, but he got angry when she left to visit the other man.

He followed her into the man’s house before wielding the corkscrew, at one point threatening to “burst the eye” of one of them.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said his client had been concerned about the other man’s influence over his female friend.

Fining him, Sheriff Philip Mann told Stickle that he “needed to take a good look at himself”.