Shetland-Glasgow flight knuckleduster man arrested

Picture: John Devlin

Picture: John Devlin

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A 29-year-old man was arrested after attempting to board a flight from Shetland to Glasgow with an offensive weapon.

Security staff managed to take possession of the item – believed to be a knuckleduster – prior to the man boarding of the flight at Sumburgh Airport on Tuesday morning.

Police officers were called to the airport at 11.28am.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The man remains in police custody and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the matter.

“In the circumstances, no passengers or any members of the public were put at risk.

“People travelling by plane are reminded of the restrictions placed on the carriage of certain items or sharp objects which could be considered or identified as a weapon.”

The man is expected to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court tomorrow.

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