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Court / Court round-up 14 April 2021

Lerwick Sheriff CourtLerwick Sheriff Court.

A TWENTY six year old woman from Lerwick is the first in Shetland to be ordered to contribute towards a new restitution fund in aid of police officers who have been assaulted while carrying out their duties.

Claire Antonio, of Burgh Road, previously pleaded guilty to a total of four offences including threatening behaviour and assaulting police officers at various locations in Lerwick on 25 March.

Antonio also admitted behaving in a threatening manner at the Gilbert Bain Hospital on 26 March, including claiming to be infected with Covid-19.

At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday Sheriff Ian Cruickshank put Antonio under supervision for 15 months and issued a restitution order of £250 for each of the two assaults.


A YOUNG woman has lost her driving licence for a year and was fined £360 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday after admitting a charge of driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

Police were alerted to the Tesco car park on 20 April last year where Danielle Clelland, of Observatory, Lerwick, was seen to be unsteady on her feet before driving away, only to return a short time later.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the 24-year-old had clearly been under the “influence of something” which turned out to be her prescribed medication.

A doctor examining her at the Gilbert Bain Hospital two hours later did not find her to be unfit to drive, the court heard.

Banning her from the roads for a year, Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said Clelland, who was not present in court, could reduce the period of disqualification by a quarter if she successfully completes a drivers rehabilitation course.