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Man charged in connection with St Margaret’s Hope death

Officers were called to a property on Marengo Road around 7.35am on Sunday, June 19, to a report of a man injured (credit: Orkney Photographic).

A 49-year-old man has been charged in connection with a death that occurred in St Margaret’s Hope yesterday morning.

Emergency services were called to an address on Marengo Road around 7.35am on Sunday to reports of man injured. A 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and a 49-year-old was arrested. He is set to appear in court tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 49-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a 21-year-old man at a property on Marengo Road, Orkney around 7.35am on Sunday, June 19, 2022.

“He is detained in custody and is due to appear at Kirkwall Sheriff Court on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”