In brief for 29 April, 2010

Police name dead Pole

SHETLAND police have named the 41 year old Polish man who was found dead in a house in Lerwick on 8 April.

Piotr Lange had been living in the islands for the past 18 months doing casual work and police officers had to seek the help of the Polish consulate in Edinburgh to track down his next of kin.


A police spokesman said that the cause of death remained unknown and tests were still being carried out by pathologists, but a report is being sent to the procurator fiscal.


Susan Boyle wears Shetland

SUPERSTAR singer Susan Boyle might be sporting a little bit of Shetland next time she makes a public appearance after her USA fan club ordered an item of jewellery from the isles.

Shetland Jewellery have sent the singer a gold treble clef pendant and earrings on behalf of her American fans as a gift for her recent 49th birthday, which she celebrated on 1 April.


Abuse helpline

A HELPLINE for men suffering from domestic abuse was launched on Wednesday by the Scottish government.

Trained advisors are staffing the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327, providing practical advice and emotional support to men who are abused by their partners.

Information is also available about specialist services that can offer support on legal, housing, child contact and mental health issues.

More than 7,000 men in Scotland reported being abused by a partner last year.