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Court / Men deny charges

A MAN has been released on bail after appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday on a number of charges.

Ryan Paterson, of Lerwick’s Ladies Drive, will have his case next heard on 3 July after he denied all of the charges.

The 29-year-old was accused of assaulting a woman on an occasion between 16 and 24 December last year at an address in Lerwick and also on 9 May this year.

On the latter date he is also alleged to have behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and smashing a phone.

Paterson also faced a separate charge of possessing an offensive weapon, namely a crowbar or similar instrument, in a public place at Da Wheel Bar on Lerwick’s Commercial Street on 3 March this year.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank bailed Paterson with a special condition not to approach or contact the complainer in the assault charges.

A MAN from Stirling, meanwhile, was remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with repeatedly striking a man on the head with a saucepan to his injury.

Andrew Valentine appeared from custody on Wednesady to plead not guilty to the offence, which is said to have taken place on Lerwick’s Ladies Drive on Monday (27 May).

The 27-year-old’s next court appearance will take place via video link on 19 June.

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