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Police / Police say enquiries are ongoing into death of 24-year-old woman

Officers have confirmed a 39-year-old man was arrested

POLICE say investigations are ongoing following the death of a woman in Sandness on Sunday.

Officers have now confirmed that the age of the woman who was pronounced dead at the scene was 24.

A 39-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and enquiries remain ongoing.

A police presence remains in the area, and enquiries are being led by detectives from Police Scotland’s major investigation team, working with local officers.

Detective inspector Richard Baird said: “Our investigation remains ongoing and a visible police presence is likely to remain in the area for the coming days.

“While our work is ongoing, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

“Incidents such as this are thankfully extremely rare in Shetland and we understand that it will have had a significant impact on the local community.

“I would urge anyone who may have information or concerns to approach any of our officers.

“Anyone who may have information can also call 101, quoting reference 2364 of 11 February, 2024, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Earlier on Monday both Shetland Islands Council convener Andrea Manson and Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart responded to the incident.

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