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Court / Community payback imposed on offender

A WOMAN has been put on a community payback order with supervision for two years after appearing from remand at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Twenty four year old Claire Antonio was also sentenced to complete 120 hours of unpaid work as an alternative to prison.

Antonio had been on remand at HMP Grampian since 9 August for carrying out threatening and abusive behaviour and assaulting a police officer at Hoofields in Lerwick a day earlier.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said that previous spells in prison for Antonio had only served to set back her rehabilitation each time.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank considered a criminal social work report and a psychological evaluation before sentencing Antonio.

The sheriff said that the four and a half months Antonio had spent in prison satisfied the punitive element of her original sentence.

He added: “I have faith that you are going to make a change and this is not a hollow promise.”

Antonio’s progress will be reviewed on 22 January.