Court / Two men appear in court from custody

A MAN from Shetland was remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of assault to injury.

Adam Nelson, 31, made no plea on three charges after appearing in private via video link on Thursday.

He was facing charges relating to assault, vandalism and drug possession.

Nelson was committed for further examination and remanded in custody, with his next court appearance due within eight days.


Another man, meanwhile, has been banned from entering Lerwick except for two hours a day after being bailed following a court appearance from custody.

Jason Pottinger, of Sandside, Mossbank, appeared via video link on Thursday to deny seven charges.

He was bailed with a condition that he is not allowed to enter Lerwick except during 9am and 11am each day.

The 33-year-old will next appear in court on 17 September.

Pottinger was accused of assaulting a police officer in execution of their duty, as well as resisting, obstructing or hindering an officer.

He also faced a charges relating to vandalism, behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, possessing a class B drug and being in a building with intent to commit theft.


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