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Court / Man given 80 days in prison

Lerwick Sheriff Court
Lerwick Sheriff Court.

A STRUGGLE with an unwelcome visitor at his home has led to a man from Lerwick being given an 80-day prison sentence.

Marcin Olejniczak, of Hill Grind, previously admitted at Lerwick Sheriff Court to struggling with the man on 18 April.

At court on Wednesday, Sheriff Ian Cruickshank took into account the 42-year-old’s previous record when sentencing him to prison.

Olejniczak was also admonished on a charge of exposing himself to two police officers when they attended his home to investigate a noise complaint on 17 April.

He was similarly admonished on a charge of repeatedly pulling his trousers and underwear down and pulling his buttocks apart while standing at French glazed windows on the same day.

Defence agent Tommy Allan reiterated in court that the two exposure offences, which Olejniczak previously pleaded guilty to, were “acts of defiance” rather than deliberate sexual acts.

Olejniczak had previously spent time in custody on those two charges. Allan said generally that “alcohol is a major problem” for his client.


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