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A MAN from Shetland was remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in court in private on three charges.

Jason Pottinger, whose address was given as Shetland, made no plea and was committed for further examination.

The 33-year-old was accused of theft by housebreaking, producing a controlled drug and breaching bail.

Pottinger is expected to reappear in court within eight days.


A FORTY one year old man from Shetland also appeared in court from custody on Monday on six charges.

Martin Olejniczak, whose address was given as Shetland, was given a trial date of 8 July.

Two of the charges involved assault to injury and three related to assaulting a police officer while in execution of their duty.


A 34-year-old man from Lerwick also appeared from custody on Monday.

Andrew Cross was accused of engaging in a course of behaviour which was abusive of his partner or ex-partner, while he was also charged with attempted theft.

He was given a trial date of 8 October.

All three cases were heard at Aberdeen Sheriff Court via video link.

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Space2face Shetland is an independent and confidential service which uses Restorative Justice and the arts to bring those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication. We enable everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.

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