Warning after farm thefts

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Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses and issuing a security warning following a number of thefts from farms across the region over the weekend.

The incidents happened at various areas along the coastal region of Berwickshire and in Lauder.

Several items of property including a generator, garden strimmers and a petrol chainsaw were stolen during these thefts.

In addition, a Ford Focus car and diesel fuel was also taken.

Officers are now urging anyone who remembers seeing suspicious activity in or around Borders farmland over the weekend to contact police immediately and asking farmers to remain vigilant.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Farms and rural properties are often considered attractive propositions for would-be thieves, given their remote locations in many instances.

However, by making sure that your land is properly secured will deter criminal activity.”