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Police / Two charged with the death of Tracy Walker

POLICE have now confirmed that the woman who died in suspicious circumstances at Ladies Drive in Lerwick in the early hours of Tuesday is indeed Tracy Walker.

Tracey Walker. Photo: private

Two people, a 31-year-old man and a woman aged 27, were arrested on Tuesday afternoon in connection with her death and have since been charged.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal and both are expected to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Police were called to the Ladies Drive area at just after 2am after concerns were raised for a woman found outside a property. The 40-year-old, who was also known as Tracy Anderson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a short family statement issued by the police late on Wednesday afternoon they said they were grateful to everyone who had been in touch over the last few days offering their support.

“We now ask that our privacy is respected as we come to terms with our loss,” they said.

Paying tribute, her brother Dell Smith, 43, told Shetland News on Tuesday that she was “good and warm hearted”.

“She was the best human being you could meet,” he added.

Police were continuing with their investigation on Wednesday.

Detective inspector Ross Fitzgerald added: “Our thoughts are with Tracey’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“I would again take the opportunity to thank local residents for their patience while officers have been in the area and also thank those who have assisted our enquiries so far.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 343 of July 30.