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Court / Lerwick man remanded after admitting string of offences

A MAN from Lerwick has been remanded in custody ahead of sentencing after admitting a number of charges, including making threats to a supermarket worker and struggling with police officers.

Grant Huntington, of Union St, appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court via video link on Monday.

The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to a number of offences which took place at the Co-op in Lerwick on 26 November.

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Huntington admitted stealing a bottle of spirits, behaving aggressively towards a member of staff and making threats, and repeatedly striking windows with a bottle.

He also admitted making threats to police officers while en route to the local station and struggling with them.

Huntington also pleaded guilty to repeatedly spitting within the confines of the police vehicle and urinating on the door and floor of a custody cell.

He also admitted assaulting a woman at the Co-op by throwing a bottle top at her.

The 32-year-old also pleaded guilty to breaking a window at a Lerwick address on 15 December before entering, lying on a bed and refusing to leave.

Defence agent Tommy Allan successfully requested that a social work report be compiled before sentencing, although honorary sheriff Willie Shannon turned down his request for bail.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie noted that Huntington had an “appalling record” of past convictions.

He was remanded in custody ahead of his next hearing on 3 February.

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