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Police appeal after St Magnus Cathedral break-in

Police in Kirkwall are carrying out enquiries today after several reports of damage to commercial premises and vehicles, as well as a break in at St Magnus Cathedral.

Several windows have been smashed and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

According to police, the damaged is thought to have been done in the early hours of of this morning, at Pickaquoy Loan, Pickaquoy Road, Great Western Road, Junction Road, Tankerness Lane and Broad Street.

Police have detained a 19-year-old-man as part of the enquiries.

Inspector Keith Bendall said: “We are requesting that residents in these areas check their properties and vehicles for signs of damage.

“Any damage found or anyone who has information regarding these incidents should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Orkney Island Council is also reporting that tomorrow’s service of remembrance will be going ahead as planned at St Magnus Cathedral and work has been carried out today to repair the damage done to the cathedral.

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