A MAN from Lerwick has been given a 60-day prison sentence for breaching bail conditions.
Anthony Jamieson, of Norgaet, previously admitted the breach at a previous hearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court before being remanded in custody.
At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday during sentencing defence agent Tommy Allan said his client had gone through a change in attitude having undergone a detox in prison after being taken into custody on the matter in July.
He said Jamieson, who appeared from custody via videolink, is “absolutely committed to remaining sober”.
Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said the offence was a “deliberate and wilful breach of bail”.
He backdated the prison sentence to when Jamieson first entered custody on the matter on 20 July.
Jamieson was also given a non-harassment order for six months.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 440 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News