Convener comments after Sandness incident

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Following an incident in Sandness last night, the Convener of Shetland Islands Council has thanked emergency services for their response.  

Andrea Manson, Convener, Shetland Islands Council: 

“Last night’s tragic news from Sandness has come as a shock to many.  My thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who has died, and with the whole community affected by this incident.    

“ I’d like to thank the emergency services – Police, Ambulance and Coastguard – for their response. 

“Shetland is generally a safe place to live and work and events like this are thankfully extremely rare. 

“Police Scotland will carry out their investigation into the circumstances and it wouldn’t be appropriate to speculate further on this incident. ”  

Published: 12th February 2024