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Court / Custodial sentence for breaching non-harassment order

A FORTY three year old man who admitted breaching a non-harassment order as well as smashing a window has been given a custodial sentence.

Marcin Olejniczak, of Lerwick’s Hill Grind, breached the order by contacting the complainer at an address in the town on 16 October.

He also admitted recklessly damaging property by smashing a pane of glass at a house on Hill Grind on 7 October.

With regards to the non-harassment order, procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said police officers found Olejniczak – who appeared in court from custody – sleeping in the complainer’s room before arresting him.

Meanwhile the vandalism happened after Olejniczak banged on a neighbour’s window after being encouraged to turn music down, the court heard.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said his client had not sought to break any windows and was surprised to see it smash.

The solicitor added that he had also stressed to his client about adhering to the non-harassment order.

“Until that order is removed, he must abide by the terms of it,” Allan said.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank gave Olejniczak a total of 200 days in prison for breaching the non-harassment order, which included 60 days of an unexpired custodial sentence.

Olejniczak was also given 60 days in prison for the vandalism charge.


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