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Fire fighters tackle power station blaze

SCOTTISH AND Southern Energy has launched an investigation after a small wooden section in the roof of Lerwick’s power station caught fire on Sunday evening at round 8pm.

Two fire engines from Lerwick were called out to tackle the blaze, using two hose reel jets.

Police said that only minor damage was caused to the roof of the engine room, and that electricity supplies to Shetland customers were unaffected. No one was hurt or injured.

Meanwhile, police said they had arrested a man for assault on Saturday, charged another man for two separate incidents of assault, and reported three youngsters to the children’s reporter, over the weekend.

A spokesman said that officers had arrested three local youths on Friday following a spate of vandalism, theft and what police called “crimes of disorder”.

The three offenders were reported for seven counts of vandalism, three counts of thefts and one breach of the peace.

On Saturday, police were called to a disturbance in Weisdale where they arrested a 44 year old man on two charges of assault.

Following enquiries police officers also charged a 38 year man with two counts of assault following a disturbance at a house in Ladies Drive, in Lerwick, on 10 April.

Reports will be sent to the procurator fiscal.