Court / Man told to be of good behaviour after knife charge

A MAN who was the subject of a significant missing person earlier this summer which involved the coastguard and police has had sentence on a knife charge deferred until next year to be of good behaviour.

Andrew Moorhouse, of Hoofields, Lerwick, previously admitted possessing a credit card knife on the public beach to the west of Nesbister Hill in Whiteness on 3 July.

Lerwick Sheriff Court previously heard that the matter came to attention of the police when Moorhouse was found after a “significant multi-agency search”.

The 47-year-old had other camping equipment on him but the knife in question was designed for being concealed in a wallet.

“This particular implement has no utility for camping at all,” Mackenzie previously told court.

Defence agent Tommy Allan had told court that the item had been located at the bottom of his client’s rucksack and had been forgotten about.

A criminal justice social work report had been prepared following the case’s first appearance in court.

At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday Moorhouse had his sentence deferred for good behaviour for six months.


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