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Machinery theft from Farne Salmon

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a scissor lift access platform from Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd’s Duns premises some time between 8pm and midnight on Sunday, November 5.

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Oxton Community Council members taking delivery of the mini-tractor from supplier Thomas Sherriffs Ian Lauder, accompanied by SSEs Ciara Wilson and Channelkirk Primary School pupils, back in 2014.

Police suspect link between Earlston shed break-ins and Oxton tractor theft bid

Police are appealing for witnesses following two shed break-ins in Earlston and an attempted mini-tractor theft 12 miles up the A68 in Oxton.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Teenagers assaulted disabled man

Two teenagers carried out an assault on a disabled man in his mid-40s in Market Square, Duns. Ronan McDougall, 18, was told his victim could have died during the assault, which would have resulted in him appearing in another court.

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Kelso man latest scam victim

Kelso man latest scam victim

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information and issuing a warning to the public after an elderly man was defrauded of several thousand pounds.

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Borders MP John Lamont.

Borders MP welcomes proposed tougher sentences for killer drivers

Borders MP John Lamont has welcomed the tougher sentences for killer drivers announced by the UK Government this week.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court

Eyemouth gambler jailed for 12 months

An Eyemouth conman who swindled his own partner and members of the public out of thousands of pounds to pay for his gambling addiction has been jailed for 12 months at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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No-one should be bought or sold, says justice minister Michael Matheson.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

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An extra nine newly-qualified officers are expected to join the Borders J Division.

Concern about police numbers in the Borders

South of Scotland MSP Michelle Ballantyne (Conservative) has raised the vexed issue of police numbers in the Borders in the Scottish Parliament.

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Crimestoppers wants people to speak up about hate crime.

Scots urged to report hate crime

Crimestoppers is urging people to report incidents of hate crime across Scotland.

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Police Scotland officers warn about rural crime.

Rural areas targetted in series of break-ins

Break-ins at Westruther and Greenlaw over the past week have prompted police to issue a warning for people to be vigilant.

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IAM RoadSmart recommends  a drink-drive rehabilitation course should be made compulsory for those convicted of drink-driving, as opposed to it being voluntary.

Road safety charity call to reduce deaths caused by drink-driving

The UK’s biggest road safety charity is calling for a compulsory rehabilitation course as well as visible policing and a cut to the drink-drive limit to reduce the number of deaths on the roads.

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Big increase in hare coursing

Big increase in hare coursing

Hare coursing over the weekend in Berwickshire and East Lothian seems to have stepped up and police received a number of reports of suspected illegal activity.

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Roseanna Cunningham.

Wildlife criminals to face harsher punishment, vows minister

South Scotland Conservative list MSP Michelle Ballantyne has been told the Scottish Government is committed to increasing maximum penalties for wildlife offences during the current parliament.

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Another report of hare coursing in Berwickshire is being investigated by police.

Police issue hare coursing warning

Following another report of hare coursing in Berwickshire police are asking the public to report any suspicious activity.

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Witnesses sought after crash leaves two women in hospital

Police are appealing for witnesses to a three-vehicle crash on the A1 on Saturday to come forward.

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Councillor Watson McAteer outside Hawick police station.

More bobbies needed on beat in Borders, ex-police chief tells minister

Police numbers in the Borders are now “dangerously low”, according to a former divisional police commander for the force in the region.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Man denies he spat at police

A man has admitted smashing the windows of a neighbouring house and making threats towards a man before being involved in a six-hour stand-off with police.

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He denies struggling with a man in Galashiels town centre.

Man accused of violent struggle

A 24-year-old will stand trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of struggling violently with a man in Galashiels town centre.

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Man, 56, denies damaging cars

Man, 56, denies damaging cars

A Galashiels man has been accused of damaging cars parked at a town garage to the value of £6,000.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Sheriff issues arrest warrant

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Galashiels woman after she failed to turn up at Selkirk Sheriff Court to answer a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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