Trouble reported at youngsters’ ‘after beanfeast’ party

Complaints of trouble at an Anderson High School pupils’ “after beanfeast” party in Dunrossness have prompted the police to appeal for witnesses.

According to the police there were “numerous complaints of violent conduct, including assault” at the party, which was taking place at the Ness Boating Club premises at Sumburgh.

The incidents occurred between 3am and 4am this morning, the police said. Anyone who has information or may have seen “instances of violence or disorder” is asked to contact them at the Lerwick station.

While the annual “beanfeasts” have been a feature for many decades at the Anderson High School, and before it the Anderson Educational Institute, the “after parties” are a more recent development, with several being organised in various parts of the isles.

A Facebook appeal earlier this month was looking for a venue for this year’s AHS fifth-year party, as difficulties were being encountered with licensing concerns at country halls.


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