Police

Police successfully interrupting local drugs trade, says chief inspector

THE TRADE of bringing drugs to Shetland via a variety of routes has “quietened down”, according to the islands’ police area commander. Chief inspector Stuart Clemenson said that following a number of high-profile drugs hauls in recent months and a regular police presence at the islands’ entry points, it appears there are fewer drugs in […] Shetland News …


Medicinal cannabis seized in the post a first for police

POLICE officers in Shetland underwent a steep learning curve when unexpectedly confronted with a parcel containing medicinal cannabis earlier this year, according to the isles’ new area commander. Chief inspector Stuart Clemenson said it was the first time for officers in the Highlands and Islands division, and “perhaps even across Scotland”, that a drugs dog […] Shetland News …


Local man ‘distraught’ after police seize his medical cannabis

POLICE Scotland has defended its actions after it emerged that officers threatened to charge a local man with drugs possession after his regular delivery of prescribed medicinal cannabis was intercepted at the Royal Mail sorting office in Lerwick on Saturday. Liam Lewis has now been issued with a recorded police warning – while the medication […] Shetland News …


Police area commander post vacant again

POLICE Scotland says it is continuing to search for a permanent Shetland area commander after Paul Daley, who took up the post in May this year, returned to working elsewhere within the force. Speaking at a meeting of the community safety and resilience board on Thursday afternoon, Highlands and Islands divisional commander Conrad Trickett said […] Shetland News …


Graffiti condemned as ‘thoughtless’ and ‘bloody disgraceful’

AS THE cleaning up of graffiti which appeared at a number of locations in Lerwick overnight got underway earlier today there was widespread condemnation of the actions of the perpetrators. Lerwick Town Hall, the ‘Welcome to Shetland’ sign on the Esplanade, BBC Radio Shetland, Sound Primary School as well as the playpark which hosts the annual […] Shetland News …


Police send out clear message on racist abuse

ANY FORM of racist abuse is completely unacceptable and Shetland police is ready act if offences are reported to them. That is the message from the newly appointed area commander for the islands, chief inspector Paul Daley. He said that people are now prepared to call out racist abuse, and that is exactly what led […] Shetland News …


Redfern traced at Brindister

A THIRTY four year old man missing in Shetland since Tuesday morning has been found safe and well, police have confirmed. Grant Redfern was traced at Brindister, a few miles south of the Ness of Trebister where he was last seen at 5am. Police, Lerwick lifeboat, voluntary coastguard teams and the Sumburgh based search and […] Shetland News …