Police address social media speculation to confirm meter-checker is ‘legitimate trader’

A workman visiting Shetland homes to check electricity meters has been confirmed as a legitimate trader following concerns raised about his authenticity on social media.

Police made the announcement over the weekend having received a number of calls from concerned residents based on social media speculation. 

A statement on the Highlands and Islands Police Facebook page confirmed: “Officers have carried out enquiries and can confirm that the man is a legitimate trader.

“There are no suspicious circumstances.

“Anyone with further concerns can report these to police on 101.”


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