Man kept in custody

A MAN from Lerwick accused of spitting in a police constable’s face and repeatedly walking onto the road in front of oncoming traffic has been remanded in custody.


Appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday, the case against Martin MacDonald, of Robertson Lane, was continued without plea.


The 43 year old is accused of assaulting a constable at Lerwick Police Station on Wednesday, then in execution of her duties and spitting on her face and body.

MacDonald was also charged with conducting himself in a disorderly manner a day earlier at Lochside, Lerwick and repeatedly walking onto the roadway in front of oncoming motor vehicles.

On the same day at Lerwick’s Harbour Street, MacDonald is accused of being in possessing of diazepam. All of the alleged offences were committed while on bail.

Honorary sheriff Sandy Cluness continued the case until Tuesday (16 August) and remanded MacDonald in custody in the meantime.