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Case continued

A Kirkwall man, accused of breaching his restriction of liberty order has made no plea, pending an investigation of his electronic monitoring equipment.

Damien Sutherland, of Quoybanks Crescent, appeared at Kirkwall Sheriff Court, from custody, today, accused of a breach on July 23 and 24.

According to his defence agent, David Fairnie, Sutherland is “adamant,” that there was no breach and that faults with the tagging equipment are to blame.

Mr Fairnie said that his client has been made aware of the implications of his argument, if found to be untrue.

“If he was to fabricate problems with the equipment, the ramifications for him would be extremely serious,” he said.

“He accepts that, but he is adamant that it is the equipment that is at fault.”

The case was continued without plea, to allow further investigation of the equipment, until August 31. Sutherland was released on bail.