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Overnight break-ins at school and store

POLICE in Shetland are making enquiries into a crime of “malicious damage” in classrooms at Sound Primary School on Monday morning.

Officers said the crime was believed to have happened overnight and significant damage had been caused to the premises and equipment.

Police said it “appears to be a completely malicious act, with no discernible attempt made to actually steal any property”.

Detective sergeant Bruce Peebles said it was “strongly suspected that local youths are responsible and therefore local police are keen to speak to anyone who has any information whatsoever which may lead to the positive identification of those responsible”.

Police also urged parents and carers to “speak to their children and ascertain if they have any such knowledge”.

Enquiries are also ongoing into a break-in which occurred at a shed store adjacent to the Alex Morrison’s shop on the corner of Burgh Road and King Harald Street.

It was also discovered broken into on Monday morning and a small amount of alcohol had been stolen. It is also believed to have occurred overnight.

Again police are urging anyone with knowledge or information to get in touch, and “at this stage it is not being ruled out that these two crimes may indeed be linked”. 

  • Anyone with information can contact the police by dialling 101, attending Lerwick Police Station or anonymously calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.