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Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court

Banged up for head butt on policeman

A 26-year-old man who head-butted a policeman was this week jailed for more than eight months.

Harrison Long also threatened to kill officers and struggled violently with them at Hawick police station on April 18.

Selkirk Sheriff Court heard that Long had returned to Galashiels from the Doncaster area with the intention of handing himself in as there were a number of warrants out for his arrest.

But he was involved in an incident in Galashiels which resulted in police being called out at 5am. As Long was being detained, he head-butted one officer, causing him to be concussed and is still off on sick leave as a result of the assault.

He was taken to Hawick police station and during the journey he was extremely abusive to officers, saying he was going to get them on their day off, snap their necks and kill them.

Long continued to be abusive on arrival at the police station and had to be put in leg restraints and handcuffed as he struggled violently with officers.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said: “They may have been empty threats, but is still not acceptable behaviour. He was heavily under the influence of alcohol.”

Long pleaded guilty to three offences.

Defence lawyer Fiona Hamilton said the flashpoint was when her client was handcuffed, but added that Long appreciated his conduct was not acceptable.

She added he had very little recollection of the incident.

Long was jailed for a total of 250 days, backdated to April 20.

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Armed police will remain at the Scottish Parliament

Armed policing to continue at Scottish Parliament

Armed police officers will stay at the Scottish Parliament for the time being following a security review in light of UK terror attacks.

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Lazeez in Berwick

Police investigation into video content is now closed

An extensive investigation was carried out by Northumbria Police after their Berwick neighbourhood team received a report about a video on social media.

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Inchmyre in Kelso.

Knifeman jailed for attack on Kelso grandmother

A knife attacker was jailed for 12 years today for stabbing a defenceless woman 40 times as she lay in bed sleeping.

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Wildlife crime fears spark raids by police

A police operation in the Longformacus area on Monday saw land and property searched as part of ongoing efforts to tackle wildlife crime.

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Warning over fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC

Action Fraud, the national fraud and security reporting service, is warning people again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

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Armed police in London following the Borough Market attack. Pic: SWNS

Snap poll finds 75% want British police routinely armed

A snap poll has suggested that that three quarters of Johnston Press readers would back the routine arming of police officers in the UK.

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Duns woman faces teaching council charge

Duns woman faces teaching council charge

A Duns Summer Festival treasurer who embezzled over £12,000 from the organisation faces a full hearing of the General Teaching Council, Scotland, this week.

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RTC Duck row Jedburgh

Two-year ban for Hawick bus driver who did this

A bus driver from the Borders has been banned from the road for two years after his vehicle was left hanging over the side of a river bank.

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Police outside the Manchester Arena last night.

Borders MPs condemn terror attack at concert

The Borders’ two sitting MPs have added their voices to the horror expressed following last night’s terrorist atrocity in Manchester.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

Hawick man, 44, denies rucksack theft

A Hawick man will stand trial on a charge of stealing a rucksack and its contents from the cab of a bus.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

Former partner lost his temper

A bus driver got involved in a bust-up with his ex-partner during a disturbance in Hawick.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Manchester teen bailed at Selkirk Sheriff Court

A teenager appeared in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of breaching his bail conditions.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

Hawick man blew up over bike repair

A Hawick man, frustrated at the length of time he was taking to fix a mountain bike, got involved in a bust-up with his partner and ended up threatening to kill himself.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

Hawick man denies assault with steam iron

A Hawick man has been accused of assaulting his 51-year-old neighbour by striking him on the head with a steam iron to his injury.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Stobo man to stand trial on stalking charge

A Peeblesshire man will stand trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court next month on a stalking charge.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

Ex angry over other woman

A Galashiels woman broke into her former fiance’s home and damaged a window, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

Warning for drug addict

A Galashiels man who admitted a series of drug offences has been given the opportunity to kick his addiction.

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Earlston man denies £3,500 benefits fraud

Earlston man denies £3,500 benefits fraud

Glenn Morris, 39, of Haughhead Road, Earlston, is accused of obtaining £3,501.84 in housing benefit he was not entitled to.

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