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Wednesday court round up

A MAN from Lerwick has been fined £1,200 after admitting possessing 7.5 grams of heroin.

 Nigel Scott, of Hillhead, was found with the class A drug when police searched his property on 3 June.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the value of the drugs found was £750 – about the highest amount which could be deemed a personal possession.

Defence agent Tommy Allan told Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday that the offence took place during a relapse, adding that the 43 year old was now clean.

Sheriff Philip Mann also gave Scott 75 hours of unpaid work to complete.


A MAN from Northumberland who made “grossly offensive” phone calls and text messages to his former partner just days after being released on bail has been fined £650 and given an 18 month non-harassment order.

Colin Robertson, of Croft Road, Blyth, was also ordered to pay £905 in compensation.

The 37 year old appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday on two complaints relating to his ex-partner.

He admitted making communications that were grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character by repeatedly phoning her, shouting at her and repeatedly sending abusive text messages on 5 January at Upper Hillside in Gulberwick.

This offence was committed while he was on bail, granted on 27 December.

Robertson also pled guilty to shouting, swearing, behaving aggressively towards the woman, and calling her names, at the same address on 25 and 26 December.

In addition, he admitted without reasonable excuse recklessly destroying or damage the property belonging to another by making a hole in an internal wall by bodily pressure and denting an internal door.

All offences were said to have been aggravated by involving the abuse of his ex partner, the court heard.