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Two people arrested over woman's death in Shetland

Lerwick death scene

Two people have been arrested in connection with death of a woman in Shetland.

The 40-year-old was found outside a house in the Ladies Drive area of Lerwick at 02:05 on Tuesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from the major investigations team travelled to Shetland as part of the inquiry.

Police Scotland said a 31-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman had been arrested.

Det Insp Ross Fitzgerald said: "Our inquiries remain ongoing and are at a relatively early stage.

"However, I would take the opportunity to stress there is no apparent risk to the wider community.

"A significant police presence is likely to remain in the area during the coming days, with officers from the local policing team in Lerwick working with specialist colleagues from the major investigations team.

"We are grateful to the local community for their understanding while this investigation continues."

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