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Court / Remanded in custody for another three days

A MAN from Lerwick has been remanded in custody after admitting breaching a bail condition.

Marcin Olejniczak, of Hill Grind, appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court from custody on Monday to admit breaching the condition on 1 November by telephoning and speaking to a woman.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the 41-year-old made the call after he had been drinking.

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“Most of his offending occurs when he is under the influence of alcohol,” Mackenzie said.

The fiscal told the court that there were no threats in the phone call.

“It’s simply unwanted contact on this occasion, but it appears to be a pattern of behaviour,” Mackenzie said.

Defence agent Tommy Allan there was “no malice” in the call and added that the conversation was of “good nature”.

“He invited her to come round for dinner for fish and tatties,” Allan said.

The solicitor argued that Olejniczak should be released on bail ahead of his next court appearance on Thursday on a different matter, saying he would be unlikely to reoffend.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank, however, said he would remand Olejniczak in custody until Thursday because of his record with bail orders and deferred sentence.

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