Convicted drugs man exiled from Shetland Isles and sent back to Fenland

A FENLAND man who admitted possessing heroin whilst living in the Shetland Isles was given bail only on condition he left the island by boat the same night.

Damien Hunt appeared before Lerwick Sheriff’s Court last Tuesday where he admitted a charge of assault and also admitting possessing heroin.

The court was told that the 27 year-old defendant formerly lived at Ladies Drive, Lerwick, but was arrested when police raided the house last September.

Lerwick is the capital and main port of the Shetland Islands and is located more than 100 miles off the north coast of mainland Britain.

Hunt left the court to head for the port on his return to Cherry Road, Wisbech, which he gave as his bail address.

He will be allowed back onto the island on April 20 for sentencing. The court ordered reports on Hunt to be prepared in the meantime.