Published: 12/01/2018 10:27 - Updated: 11/01/2018 17:41



Lyall Shepherd appeared from custody at Wick Sheriff Court.
Lyall Shepherd appeared from custody at Wick Sheriff Court.
A TEENAGER subjected a 15-year-old to a “terrible ordeal” during which he threatened to burn down her family home Wick Sheriff Court has heard.

Lyall Shepherd, who spent his Christmas in a young offenders’ institution, previously pleaded guilty to threatening the girl with violence and causing her fear at a house in Wick on October 21.

He tapped on her bedroom window and shouted at her, as well as issuing a threat to other residents that he would torch the property.

The 18-year-old, of Harrow Hill, Wick also admitted assaulting the proprietor at the Camps Bar and assaulting two police constables in the execution of their duty on November 3.

Sheriff Andrew Berry told him on Wednesday: "You subjected a 15-year-old and her family to a terrible ordeal."

Taking into account that Shepherd had spent the festive period in custody, the sheriff  placed him on a 135 hour community payback order. He was also made subject to a two year non-harassment order.

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