POLICE have confirmed that two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Lerwick which is being treated as suspicious.
They are a 31-year-old man and a woman aged 27.
Officers were called to the Ladies Drive area just after 2am on Tuesday morning after concerns were raised for a woman found outside of a property.
A spokesman said that the 40-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene and confirmed that her death was being treated as suspicious.
Detective inspector Ross Fitzgerald of the Police Scotland major investigation team said: “Our enquiries remain ongoing and are at a relatively early stage.
“However, I would take the opportunity to stress there is no apparent risk to the wider community.
“A significant police presence is likely to remain in the area during the coming days, with officers from the local policing team in Lerwick working with specialist colleagues from the major investigations team.
“We are grateful to the local community for their understanding while this investigation continues.
“Anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 343 of July 30. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
Lerwick North councillor John Fraser said: “As there is an ongoing police investigation it would not be appropriate for me to make a comment other than apart from the fact that it is a terrible tragedy and I have every faith in Police Scotland to do the necessary and establish the circumstances surrounding the sad loss of this lady.”
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