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Boys charged with Hawick war memorial vandalism

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Two boys, a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old, have been charged after a war memorial in Hawick was vandalised.

A poppy wreath at Wilton Park War Memorial was set on fire and destroyed on Sunday 1 October.

Officers are continuing to investigate to identify another individual believed to be involved and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

We recognise the distress and anger this incident caused the local community and the public can be reassured that this matter has been investigated robustly.

"While two arrests have been made, we are continuing with our inquiries and if you believe you have any other information relevant to this incident then please contact us immediately."

– Inspector Carol Wood from Hawick Police Station

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Man charged after Kendal hammer attack

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A 20-year-old man has been charged following an attack involving a hammer in Kendal.

The incident happened on Wednesday 18 October at around 2.00pm near to the Salvation Army building, after a 27-year-old man was chased from the lower area of Kirkbarrow to Kirkland.

He suffered from head injuries.

Kaylam Megson has been charged with actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and criminal damage.

Megson is due to appear at South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court in Barrow today.

Funeral plan scam targets D&G residents

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Police are investigating reports of a funeral plan telephone scam in Dumfries and Galloway.

The victim receives a telephone call from a person pretending to be from a company selling funeral plans and then advises they are from the local council.

Although the cover story changes, as with all scams the person on the other end of the phone is intent on obtaining a financial gain from you, whether it be banking details or payment for a product or service that never materialises.

“The basic advice is do not deal with cold callers, if you require a product, service or other work carried out contact reputable companies and get a minimum of three quotes. Never give out personal or banking details to cold callers, irrespective of how they contact you, whether they attend at your door, contact you by telephone or by email.”

– Community Officer Constable Clark Logie
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