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        Shetland Policing Report July 2018     




Date     10/08/2018


To         Shetland Community Councils


From     Chief Inspector Lindsay Tulloch  




The public consultation is for you to tell us what is important to you in your community. Your opinion is valued – we need your opinion to inform our policing. Having your say in the decision making process of Police Scotland is a vital tool for residents of Scotland to be able to shape the way their public services should operate.


It's a very simple process that should only take a few moments of your time but will shape the way that policing is coordinated across Scotland and in your local community.


Please take time and encourage others to complete this questionnaire which can be found at





Performance Against Local Policing Plan 1st April 2018 – 31st July 2018


Priority 1 – Road Safety


Reduce the number of people killed on the roads

2017/18 YTD



2018/19 YTD






Number of people detected for drink/drug driving










Number of people detected for speeding










Number of people detected for mobile phone offences













Number of people detected for seat belt offences














Priority 2 – The Supply, Abuse and Misuse of Drugs


Number of offences reported for supply or being concerned in the supply of drugs

2017/18 YTD




2018/19 YTD








Number of persons reported for possession of controlled drugs














Priority 3 – Protecting People


Number of people reporting of sexual crimes

2017/18 YTD


2018/19 YTD




Number of domestic abuse incidents reported








Priority 4 – Antisocial behaviour and Alcohol Related Disorder



2017/18  YTD



2018/19  YTD






Number of Threatening and Abusive Behaviour Crimes and Offences













Number of common assaults reported







Number of incidents of vandalism reported








Adult & Child Protection


Protecting and supporting children and adults and helping to make Shetland a safe place to live in is the aim of Safer Shetland.


It is everyone’s job to protect children and adults at risk.  If you suspect someone is at risk follow these simple steps:-



Be aware that a child, young person or adult may be at risk of abuse and may need support and protection



Take immediate action when necessary to ensure the safety of all children, young people or adults at risk



Follow child/adult protection procedures -



Record all information including actions, discussions and decisions


Contact Duty Social Work

Children and Families Duty Social Work – 01595 74 4421, out of hours – 01595 69 5611


Adult Services Duty Social Work – 01595 74 4400, out of hours – 01595 69 5611


For information about training –

For more information about training for your organisations please contact Sarah Johnston, Adult and Child Protection Business Support Assistant on 01595744411 and for other information about the work we do please visit



The following is a summary of some of the reported incidents attended by Police Scotland in your ward area during the month of July. Not all incidents attended will be included in the summary due to anonymity but hopefully this will provide an indication of the ongoing police activity in your area.





There have been no incidents recorded for Bressay.



There have been eight incidents recorded for Yell, including a two vehicle collision, and one driver charged with careless driving.



There have been eight incidents recorded for Unst, one of which includes an ongoing fraud enquiry.



There have been three incidents recorded for Fetlar, which include enquiries relating to fraud and theft.



There have been three incidents recorded for Skerries. This includes one person charged with Breach of the Peace and road traffic offences.



There have been two routine incidents recorded for Whalsay.



There have been fifteen incidents recorded for Scalloway. This includes a fraud enquiry, two reports of vandalism, a person charged with Breach of the Peace, a traffic collision whereby a driver was charged with careless driving.


Burra & Trondra

There have been three routine incidents recorded for Burra & Trondra, including, an incident whereby a person has been charged with assault.


Sandsting & Aithsting

There have been two incidents recorded for Sandsting and Aithsting.




Walls & Sandness

There have been nine incidents recorded for Walls and Sandness. This includes a report of fraud.



There have been ten incidents recorded for Dunrossness. This includes a report of fraud and an incident whereby a person has been charged with assault.



There have been five incidents recorded in Sandwick. This includes a report of vandalism.


Nesting and Lunnasting

There have been one incidents recorded for Nesting and Lunnasting and one driver charged with speeding offences.



There have been 24 incidents recorded for Delting. This includes a driver charged with no MOT and a reported traffic collision.



There have been two routine incidents recorded for Northmavine


Tingwall, Whiteness and Weisdale

There have been 23 incidents recorded for Tingwall, Whiteness and Weisdale. These include two separate road traffic collisions whereby drivers have been charged with a number of road traffic offences including driving while unfit through drink or drugs.


Other motorists have been charged with separate offences including speeding and no MOT.


Gulberwick, Cunningsburgh & Quarff

There have been eleven incidents recorded for Gulberwick, Cunningsburgh and Quarff. This includes a driver charged with dangerous driving and others charged with speeding offences.



There have been 204 incidents recorded for the Lerwick area.

A summary of the incidents of note can be broken down to the following categories

  1. Noise Neighbour – 12
  2. Drink Driving - 1
  3. Assaults – 7 (2 in a Licenced Premises)
  4. Breach of the Peace/Disorder – 4
  5. Vandalisms – 1
  6. Seven people searched and found in possession of drugs.
  7. Two houses searched under warrant and drugs recovered.
  8. Theft – .1
  9. Drunk Person – 1
  10. Anti-social behaviour Fixed Penalties tickets – 1


The remainder of the calls and incidents have been of a routine nature. There has also been a number of road traffic offences detected in and around Lerwick which have included one charged with using a mobile phone, two charged with no MOT, two charged with speeding and a number of other road traffic offences.




If anyone has any information relating to any of the police enquiries or incidents highlighted in your area please pass this on to your community council officers or on the number provided.


Contact can be made with Police Scotland through the 101 national number, or Crime Stoppers which is anonymous on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively you can use




Lindsay Tulloch

Area Commander



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