21st May 2018
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Police name man who was found dead a fortnight ago in Lerwick house

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Lerwick police have finally named the man found dead in a house in the town on Monday 31st May.

He was Joseph Mitchell, 24, from Nordavatn, Lerwick. The police said a report on the matter had been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

The police have also reported a series of incidents which took place in the town over the weekend.

They are appealing for witnesses following the theft of money after a break-in to Jamieson & Smith, Shetland Wool Brokers, North Road, Lerwick.  The premises were broken into sometime overnight between Thursday and Friday.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Lerwick police on (01595) 692110 or via the Safer Shetland Action Line on 694544.

The police were called to a report of a disturbance at a licensed premises in Lerwick town centre at around 1am on Saturday. Following enquiries a 24-year-old man was charged with assault. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

A 15-year-old girl was arrested for various offences including assaulting a police officer and a breach of the peace, following reports of a disturbance at the Clickimin area of Lerwick at 10pm on Saturday.
A report will be submitted to the Children’s Panel.

A 28-year-old man was arrested at around 10pm on Saturday for breaching his bail conditions. A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

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