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Court / Remanded in custody

A MAN has been remanded in custody until mid-September after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday.

Marcin Olejniczak, of Hill Grind, Lerwick, appeared from custody on Monday to admit assaulting a police officer at Lerwick Police Station on 25 August.

He pleaded guilty to throwing a cup of water at the officer and attempting to spit on him, with the offence committed while he was on bail.

The 41-year-old denied breaching previous court conditions on 23 August by attempting to contact a woman and failing to answer his door to police officers, with the matters set for trial.

In reference to the assault charge, defence agent Tommy Allan said his client was “intoxicated” when he was taken in custody and wanted to apologise.

Honorary sheriff Malcolm Bell decided against a suggestion from Allan to consider a supervised bail order and remanded Olejniczak until his next court appearance on 11 September.

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