Police are investigating after a series of crimes resulting in sheep being killed in Shetland.
Reports claim 97 sheep were killed on a farm near Voxter, Shetland – mainly lambs but also ewes and hogs.
A spokesman from Police Scotland said this is an ’ongoing issue’.
A spokesman said: "Police Scotland confirm that enquiries are ongoing into a report received relating to a number of sheep found dead on land in the Voxter area of Shetland.
"It would appear this has been an ongoing issue for several months, if not years.
"Initial examination of the dead animals reveals that they have received injuries which could be consistent with a bullet wound. This cannot be confirmed.
“Although this is a serious and concerning matter it must be stressed that there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the public."