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Court / Released on bail

A WOMAN from Brae has been ordered to stay out of licensed premises as part of bail conditions following a court appearance.

Caitlin Hay appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday to admit breaching the terms of a non-harassment order on 19 March by approaching a man in Da Wheel Bar in town.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the breach was a “belligerent defiance” of the court order and said the 21-year-old was “perilously close to a jail sentence” due to her past record.

He opposed a move for bail by defence agent Tommy Allan.

But honorary sheriff Willie Shannon decided to release Hay on bail with special conditions suggested by Mackenzie – one of which being that she does not enter licensed premises apart from shops or her place of work when in the course of her employment.

This was because the behaviour may have been down to “poor decision making” when drinking, Mackenzie said.

Hay was also ordered not to contact or approach the complainer.

The case was adjourned for a criminal justice social work report until 11 May.


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