Man arrested after woman found dead in Sandness

A woman has been found dead and a man arrested in connected with an incident in the Sandness area.

Police Scotland has confirmed: “Around 4.55pm on Sunday, 11 February, officers were called to a report of a disturbance in the west of mainland Shetland.

“Emergency services attended and a woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A man was arrested in connection with the incident and taken to hospital for treatment to injuries.

“Officers are not looking for anyone else and enquiries remain ongoing.”

The emergency services are still on scene in Sandness tonight (Sunday).

Activity was focussed on the pier at Melby and a nearby property.

Social media reports claim that residents in the area had been told to stay in their homes, with parts of the area cordoned off.

The coastguard confirmed its rescue helicopter was sent from Sumburgh to the scene at 5.15pm on Sunday night.


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