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Court / Man released on bail after facing hammer charge

Lerwick Sheriff CourtLerwick Sheriff Court.

A MAN from Lerwick appeared from custody in court on Monday accused of brandishing a hammer and repeatedly smashing windows.

James Wishart, of Norstane, made no plea on two charges after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

The 40-year-old was accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a property in Hoofields on Sunday (26 January) and brandishing a hammer, uttering threats of violence and repeatedly smashing windows.

Wishart also faced a charge of possessing an offensive weapon – a wooden hammer – in a public place.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank continued the case until 12 February and released Wishart on bail with special conditions not to enter Hoofields or approach or contact the complainer.