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Court / Lerwick Sheriff Court round up – 17 March 2021

A BRAE woman was fined £600 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday for interfering with a police investigation at an address in the village earlier this year during which an officer was nipped on the leg by a small dog.

Susan Leask, of Ladieside, pleaded guilty to charges of behaving in a threatening manner and repeatedly obstructing police officers in the conduct of their duties on 27 January.

The 55-year old businesswoman also admitted to behaving in an abuse manner in a police vehicle while en route to Lerwick Police Station on 30 January.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said Leask behaved in an arrogant manner, demanded to be told what was going on at a neighbour’s house, was clearly seeking to intimidate two witnesses, and allowed a dog to run around freely.

Defence solicitor Tommy Allan told the court his client was “mortified” by her behaviour, and things have been resolved.


SENDING two grossly offensive text messages to a former partner in which he threatened to kill her cost a marine engineer £500 in fines when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Alexander Wishart, of Port Arthur, Scalloway, pleaded guilty the offence which took place on 28 December 2019.

The court that the 29-year had no re-collection of sending the messages as he was out in the town and had been heavily drinking.

Wishart’s defence solicitor who was participating in court proceedings on the phone said it came as a great shock to his client when the offence was reported to police 14 months after it had been committed.


DRIVING without insurance and then ignoring a fixed penalty notice resulted in a fine of £500 plus six penalty points for a 30-year-old man from Lerwick.

Daniel Fullerton, of Haldane Burgess Crescent pleaded guilty by letter to driving without insurance at various places in Lerwick, including Commercial Street and King Harald Street on 20 May last year.