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Court / Teen accused of string of offences put on curfew

A TEENAGER has had his case continued without plea after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court accused of a string of offences including damaging vehicles at a work site and possessing a knife in a public place.

The young man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared from custody on Monday.

He was released on bail with a curfew prohibiting him from leaving his home overnight.

The teenager is accused of smashing a door window on a digger and a forklift at a Lerwick construction yard on 1 May, while he is also charged with damaging the door of another forklift by forcing it with an implement.

He is also accused of possessing two metal blades and a knife in a public place at the work site on the same day.

He was further charged with slashing and puncturing tyres on four vans on the same day on Commercial Road and also on Commercial Street.

Finally, the Crown also charged him with possessing a knife in a public place in Lerwick on 8 July, as well as possessing cannabis resin, and stealing a bottle of spirits from the Lerwick Co-op on 26 March.