Court / Released on bail

Lerwick Sheriff Court.
Lerwick Sheriff Court.

A MAN from Lerwick has been released on bail after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court from custody accused of assault and threatening police officers.

Marcin Olejniczak, of Hill Grind, pleaded not guilty on Monday to assaulting a woman at an address in Lerwick on 24 July.

The 41-year-old also denied behaving in a threatening or abusive manner on various occasions on 17 August by shouting, swearing and threatening police officers.

Olejniczak also pleaded not guilty to breaching a court condition by contacting a woman on various occasions on 16 and 17 August.

Honorary sheriff Willie Shannon bailed Olejniczak with a special condition not to contact or approach the complainer, while he was also placed under a 7pm-7am curfew.

He was given an intermediate diet of 23 October and a trial diet of 7 November.


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