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POLICE officers in Shetland were kept busy in October and November, new figures show.

Data given to community councils highlights that there were 333 incidents recorded in Lerwick during those two months.

This included a number of road traffic offences, three assaults, 15 instances of a ‘noisy neighbour’, 16 vandalisms and five people being found in possession of drugs.

Following reports of anti-social driving by youths around the town centre officers have noticed a “substantial reduction in such offences, and the use of ASBO legislation has been robustly enforced”.

Multiple drugs packages were again intercepted at Lerwick Post Office during the period.

Meanwhile there were 57 incidents recorded in the Delting area in October and November, including one person charged with drink driving and another for drug driving.

There were also seven people in the Delting area charged with driving without a valid MOT, and another seven people charged with speeding.

In Tingwall, Whiteness and Weisdale 42 incidents were recorded, including four road accidents, a theft and an assault.

Twenty nine incidents were recorded in Dunrossness, including the possession of an offensive weapon, while in Scalloway there were 23 incidents including a fraud.

In other community council areas of Shetland:

  • In Sandwick 17 incidents were recorded, including drink driving and damage to a vehicle
  • There were 16 in Northmavine, including a theft
  • In the Gulberwick, Cunningsburgh and Quarff area 14 incidents were recorded, including driving whilst disqualified and with no insurance, and two road accidents
  • In Burra and Trondra 14 incidents were recorded
  • In Yell there were 11, including a vandalism
  • For Sandsting and Aithsting there were 10 incidents recorded during the period
  • There were six in Unst, four in Walls and Sandness, two in Fetlar, two in Whalsay and one in Nesting and Lunnasting.