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Court / Remanded in custody

A MAN has been remanded in custody after he admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in Mossbank on Monday.

Norman Donald, of Leaside, appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday to admit adopting an aggressive manner towards his pregnant partner, as well as shouting and swearing.

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The 41-year-old also pleaded guilty to damaging a wall by repeatedly punching and kicking it.

The court heard that Donald was already subject to a community payback order at the time for a previous offence.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said that he would call for a criminal justice social work report to be prepared in advance of sentencing.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said a report was the way forward, but he called on the sheriff to release his client on bail prior to sentencing.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie, however, said: “I think this victim’s protection can be best achieved by a short period of remand in the first instance.”

Sheriff Cruickshank agreed with the fiscal and remanded Donald in custody until he is sentenced on 23 October.

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