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A MAN who struggled with police and made threats of violence has been given unpaid work and a fine after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Brian Carr, of Arheim, Lerwick, admitted the offences that took place on 9 June at the Esplanade in Lerwick and at Lerwick Police Station.

The court heard today (Wednesday) that police had been called to a premises and found 46-year-old Carr being kept out by several people.

As soon as they arrived, Carr charged at them and struggled with them, according to procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie, who described the incident as “unusual” and “concerning”.

Carr also threatened to kill the officers and “cut them up”. He was handcuffed once another constable arrived but he continued to threaten the officers and their families once he was in the police station.

Carr pleaded guilty to threatening and abusive behaviour and obstructing and hindering two police officers in the execution of their duties.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank sentenced Carr to 60 hours of unpaid work to be completed in three months and fined him £200 for obstructing police, reduced from £300 to reflect his early plea.