Landrover stolen from Berwickshire farm

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Police are appealing for witnesses and issuing a security warning following the theft of a Landrover Defender from a farm in Abbey St Bathans.

The incident happened between 11pm on Wednesday November 20 and 8am thenext morning when the black diesel-powered Landrover was stolen from a lay-by near to the Old Manse in Abbey St Bathans.

Officers are now urging anyone who remembers seeing suspicious activity in or around the area to contact police immediately.

Farmers and rural workers are also reminded to take the appropriate security measures to ensure their home or business is not an easy target for criminals.

Chief Inspector Andrew Clark from Police Scotland said: “Anyone who recognises the description of this vehicle should contact police immediately.

“We’d also like to remind people to ensure their property has been secured, as rural areas are easy targets for opportunistic thieves.

“Outbuildings and vehicles should always be locked securely when unattended and where possible, alarms and CCTV cameras should be considered.

“Ensuring items of value are stored out of sight will also help protect your property and storage containers for fuel should also be placed in areas that are not easily visible to other members of the public.”

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, or make an anonymous report through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.