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Court / Eight months in prison for intimidating and assaulting woman

A MAN from Aberdeen who assaulted a vulnerable person in Shetland in September last year was jailed for eight months at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

The court heard how Kasim Javed, who appeared via video link from Grampian Prison where he is serving a custodial sentence for another matter, also smashed a TV set and urinated on a mattress.

The 32-year old struck the woman on her head after becoming drunk at her Lerwick address on 27 September.

Two days later, on 29 September, Javed, of Gaitside Drive, wilfully and recklessly destroyed a television in the flat and urinated on a mattress.

Javed’s defence solicitor, a Mr Morrison who attended court via telephone, said his client had little recollection of the incidents.

The lawyer continued by saying that due to his client’s abusive relationship with alcohol Javed currently “appreciates custody” and is in no hurry to get out, as he fears he “would drink himself to an early grave”.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said he was happy to comply and sentenced Javed – based on his long list of previous similar convictions – to eight months in prison, which he will have to serve after the current term in jail is over.