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Police / Community safety board chair charged with speeding

A COUNCILLOR who chairs the board that monitors the work of the police and other emergency services in Shetland has been charged with a speeding offence.

Allison Duncan, 77, told Shetland News that he had been stopped by police officers at the top of Sound Brae in Lerwick at the end of last month.

He confirmed that he had been charged with driving at 52mph in a 30mph zone. He said he has also been charged with driving with an expired licence.

The Shetland South councillor chairs the isles’ community safety and resilience board, which oversees the work of emergency services such as the police, fire, ambulance and coastguard.

He acknowledged the irony of the community safety and resilience board chairman being accused of driving offences, “but I’ll just have to take the good with the bad”.

The speed limit at Sound Brae dropped from 40mph to 30mph in 2021.

Regarding his licence, Duncan said he had not been aware of having received any warnings or letters about the expiration. He said up to now he always has had a clean driving history.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 77-year-old man has been charged in connection with driving offences after he was stopped by police on the A970, south of Lerwick, on Tuesday, 27 February 2024.

“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”

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