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Police / Meter reader a legitimate trader, police say

THE POLICE say there are no suspicious circumstances around reports of a man visiting properties in Shetland offering to check electricity meters.

Concerns were raised on social media recently that someone may have been going around houses in Lerwick pretending to be working for SSE.

However police say they have made enquiries into the matter and confirmed that the person is a “legitimate trader”.

They said anyone with further concerns can report these to police by phoning 101.

Team leader of Shetland Islands Council’s trading standards department David Marsh, meanwhile, advised people not to be afraid to ask for identification when a worker visits.

“Our advice would be to always ask for ID from anyone who comes to your door on behalf of an organisation like SSE – and, if you are at all unsure about them or the ID you’re shown, to check with the company before letting them in,” he said.