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Court / Birthday bus rowdy fined

A MAN who exposed his genitals to police after being arrested for behaving in a threatening and abusive manner was fined a total of £900 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Shaun Peter Llewellyn admitted the offences that took place on 8 May this year after an all-day session on a birthday bus with “too many weird drinks”, according to defence agent Tommy Allan.

The court heard that Llewellyn shouted abuse at police who were checking a licensed premises. When they took him aside to warn him about his behaviour, Llewellyn was “belligerent, dismissive and impudent,” procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said.

In custody, Llewellyn continued his “relentless” behaviour, including shouting homophobic abuse and refusing to answer questions.

Llewellyn, 25, of North Road in Lerwick, had to be kept under observation and during this period he exposed himself to the police who were watching him, although clothing had been provided for him to cover himself up.

Mackenzie said Llewellyn’s behaviour was “drunken and incredibly stupid”, though he was very regretful and apologetic when leaving the police station.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank observed that “when the drink is in, the wit is out” and said that while the incident was entirely out of character, people had a responsibility to behave even while drunk, and if they could not do that they should stop drinking.

He fined Llewellyn £400 for threatening and abusive behaviour aggravated by sexual prejudice and £500 for exposing himself in the cells.