A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his girlfriend which happened at Ext 8 Kanana on the 31st March at 05:10.

It is alleged the suspect had an argument with his girlfriend, Dibuseng Elizabeth Khoza, 25, at a tavern when he cocked the firearm he was holding and shot her, the EMRS was summoned and the victim was declared dead on the scene. A swift response from the police led to the arrest of the suspect who is expected to appear before Orkney magistrate court on Tuesday, 02 April 2019 to face charges of murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.