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Court / Court round-up 13 March

AN EIGHTY one year old woman has been fined and given penalty points after admitting three driving offences.

Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday how Margaret Kennedy, of Weisdale, failed to stop at temporary traffic lights in the Tingwall area on 18 November last year.

This then subsequently led to charges of driving with an expired licence and also with no insurance.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank noted how Kennedy had since renewed her licence.

Kennedy, who has been driving for 60 years, said in a letter to the court that the traffic lights were changing colour at the time.

Sheriff Cruickshank imposed a £300 fine and six penalty points for the insurance offence, and £100 for the traffic lights incident.

Kennedy, who was described as a first offender and was representing herself in court, was admonished on the licence charge.

A MAN from Shetland appeared in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday accused of rape and sexual assault.

Colin Spall, 43, made no plea, was committed for further examination and released on bail.

A WOMAN who stole items from Lerwick’s two supermarkets including 13 jars of expensive manuka honey has been placed under supervision.

Jade Paige, of Grostane, Lerwick, previously admitted shoplifting at Tesco and Co-op on 17 July and 21 July respectively last year.

The 31-year-old was given a 12 month supervision order when she appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday for sentencing.

The court heard that the total value of products taken amounted to more than £400.

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