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Court / Man bailed after admitting breaching curfew

A MAN from Mossbank was spared a return to prison when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday to admit breaching a curfew.

Adam Nelson, of Leaside, appeared from custody to plead guilty to breaching the bail condition on Saturday (14 May) at Burgh Road in Lerwick.

The 33-year-old was under a curfew at the time which prohibited him from leaving his home address between 7pm and 7am.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie told the court that Nelson was seen by police officers at around 8.15pm.

He told them that he did not have enough money on him for the bus home.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said Nelson tried to acquire enough spare cash from people he knew in town for the bus, but did not manage in time.

He explained that his client had been in Lerwick to pick up medication.

Allan added that Nelson’s benefits were still being paid into someone else’s account, causing difficulties with accessing the full amount, but there were hopes the situation would be resolved soon.

Honorary sheriff Willie Shannon said he was persuaded to defer sentence to 25 May and bail Nelson in the meantime.


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