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Teenager ‘accosted’ woman

A TEENAGER from Lerwick who admitted following a woman for a “considerable distance” in his car before shouting and swearing at her will learn his punishment at the end of March.

(Name removed under the right to be forgotten) admitted at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday to pursuing the woman while she was driving her car and repeatedly flashing his headlights at her on 22 July between the A970 road from Lerwick to Scalloway to Burra.

After the woman exited her vehicle, the 18 year then shouted and swore at her.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the incident was “quite a serious matter” which saw (Name removed) “accost” the woman at her own house in the early morning.

Sheriff Philip Mann asked for social work reports to be prepared ahead of sentencing on 29 March to learn more about (Name removed) background.

A MAN from Lerwick who admitted shouting and swearing at his partner and police officers has had his sentence deferred until the end of the month.

Mark Odie, of St Sunniva Street, appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday to plead guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and acting aggressively at an address in the town’s Sandveien on Tuesday (28 February).

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said it was “clearly not a one-off incident” as the 44 year old had a previous conviction for domestic assault relating to the same woman.

Sheriff Philip Mann decided to call for social work reports to be prepared and told Odie that, while it is not inevitable, jail has to be considered ahead of sentencing on 29 March.

He was released on bail with special conditions prohibiting him from attending the address where the offence was carried out and approaching or contacting the victim.

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