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Court / Young Lerwick man narrowly escapes prison term

A YOUNG Lerwick man who assaulted his partner twice in one day and also assaulted another woman and two police officers escaped a prison sentence when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Instead Cory Williamson, of South Lochside, was ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work while on supervision for two years as part of a community payback order.

The 22-year-old also pleaded guilty to two breaches of bail conditions not to contact or attempt to contact the complainer.

The court heard how an argument between the young couple developed in the morning of 26 January last year which resulted in Williamson striking his partner on the head with a mug.

After she returned from hospital, where she had been taken because of bleeding from her head, Williamson became irate again.

As a result, they both fell down a flight of stairs after which he punched her in the face. It was then that police were called.

When interviewed at Lerwick police station, Williamson became aggressive once more, assaulted two police officers and as a result had to be restrained.

Defence solicitor Marc Dickson said his client’s recollection of events on the day were hampered by alcohol and the use of illicit substances.

The solicitor said Williamson was due to attend a job interview next week and added that his father was willing to support him by offering his home as a bail address.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank warned the 22-year-old that if he did not want to be incarcerated he needed to stop behaving in this way.

The sheriff deferred sentence on the two breaches of bail conditions for good behaviour and to assist compliance with the community payback order.


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