A FIFTY six year old man has been put on supervision and fined £400 after pleading guilty to two charges of threatening and abusive behaviour towards his ex-partner, both committed at an address at Bixter.
Erik Moar, of Gulberwick, appeared for sentencing at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. The offences took place on 15 March and 28 May this year.
The court heard how the couple’s relationship was coming to an end with the accused finding it extremely difficult to cope with the situation.
Defence solicitor Tommy Allan said that “like so many males of his generation” Moar had used alcohol to help him with his situation and added that his client was feeling guilty for the way he had behaved.
Allan added that since being arrested by police following the second incident, Moar has not been able to move back into his home.
In addition to fining and putting Moar under supervision for a year, Sheriff Ian Cruickshank also issued a 12 month non-harassment order preventing Moar from contacting or attempting to contact his ex-partner.
The sheriff added: “It is quite clear that the parties need to take civil advice as to how matters can be resolved.”
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.
The project is also currently fundraising to secure office space in Shetland’s brand-new creativity and wellness centre, The Mission. If you’re interesting in getting involved, or making a donation, head over to www.space2face.org/how-you-can-help