Boatman found to be over the limit

A MAN alleged to have been drinking excessively before taking charge of a boat off Scalloway at the weekend is to be reported to the procurator fiscal.

Concern was raised at 6am on Sunday for the 22-year-old, who was then found at Westshore and, with the assistance of the coastguard, taken back to shore.

He was found to be unharmed, but police said he was discovered to have been over the legal alcohol limit.


ISLANDERS are being warned to guard against bogus callers purporting to be from a well-known bank and looking for individuals’ bank details.

Claiming that a small amount of money is to be transferred into the householder’s account, the caller asks for the account number and other details of the account. In instances where householders have fallen for the trick, they have subsequently found money has been removed from their account.

A spokesman for the police in Shetland said members of the public should be aware that legitimate banks will not ask for account numbers, or other details such as passwords, during a telephone call to your home address.

Anyone who has been contacted by a suspicious caller is advised to ask the caller for their details and should not divulge any account information.

Anyone with information regarding such callers can contact the police station in Lerwick on (01595) 692110.


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