GR Direct - Sony - Save up to £300 on selected Bravia OLED & LED TVs
Saturday 18 May 2024
 12°C   NE Light Breeze
Ocean Kinetics - The Engineering Experts

Court / Unpaid work for Yell man who admitted sexual assault

A MAN from Yell who sexually assaulted a passenger on board the Aberdeen ferry avoided a jail sentence and has instead been put under supervision and told to carry out unpaid work.

Andrew McNab, of Mid Yell, was also put on the sex offenders’ register for two years.

The 62-year-old had previously admitted assaulting the 17-year old fellow passenger by laying on top of him, repeatedly touching and stroking his back and legs without consent, and placing his head on his legs.

The offence took place on the overnight ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen in the early hours of 2 August last year.

In court on Wednesday, defence solicitor Tommy Allan said his client takes full responsibility for the incident and pointed out that he had been classed as ‘low risk’ in a criminal justice social work report.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank imposed a community payback order as an alternative to a custodial sentence, which includes a two-year period of supervision and the requirement to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work.

Space2face

Space2face Shetland

Space2face Shetland is an independent and confidential service which uses Restorative Justice and the arts to bring those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication. We enable everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.

If you would like to reach out to us, please contact us via e-mail info@space2face.org or mobile 07564 832467.

If you would like to know more, visit our website www.space2face.org, or our Facebook page #space2faceshetland.


The project is also currently fundraising to secure office space in Shetland’s brand-new creativity and wellness centre, The Mission. If you’re interested in getting involved, or making a donation, head over to www.space2face.org/how-you-can-help

 

Newsletters

Subscribe to a selection of different newsletters from Shetland News, varying from breaking news delivered on the minute, to a weekly round-up of the opinion posts. All delivered straight to your inbox.

Daily Briefing Newsletter Weekly Highlights Newsletter Opinion Newsletter Life in Shetland Newsletter

JavaScript Required

We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional without JavaScript enabled.
Head over to the help page for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Your Privacy

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.
By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Browser is out-of-date

Shetland News isn't fully functional with this version of .
Head over to the help page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site.

Interested in Notifications?

Get notifications from Shetland News for important and breaking news.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

We're committed to ensuring everyone has equitable access to impartial, open and quality local journalism that benefits all residents.

By supporting Shetland News, you play a vital role in ensuring we remain a pivotal resource in supporting the community.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.