Court / Man appears in court accused of scratching cars in Lerwick

Lerwick Sheriff Court.
Lerwick Sheriff Court.

A MAN has been remanded in custody after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court accused of scratching seven different cars in the town during the summer.

Trevor Couper, of Meadowfield Crescent, Scalloway, appeared from custody on Friday to deny a total of 11 charges.

The 26-year-old was accused of scratching the bodywork of seven cars on Lerwick’s North Road on separate occasions between late June and 11 August.

Couper also denied stealing four bottles of alcohol from the Lerwick Co-op, with thefts alleged to have taken place on 11 August and 16 November.

He was also accused of attempting to force open a locked cake fridge on Lerwick’s St Olaf St between 26 and 27 September with the intent to steal.

Defence agent Tommy Allan sought bail, but honorary sheriff Eric Peterson sided with procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie and remanded Couper in custody until his next court appearance.

He will next appear in court on 4 December via videolink.


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