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Police investigate suspicious fires in Wigtown

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Police Scotland is investigating two suspicious fires in Wigtown over the past few days.

Sometime between Thursday 20 and Monday 24 October, a Wendy House, part of a fence and a tarpaulin were all damaged by a fire set in the garden of a house in Beddie Crescent in Wigtown.

A bug hut in the garden on Church lane in Wigtown was destroyed by a deliberately-set fire. It was discovered at around 3.00am on Tuesday 25 October.

This appears to be a worrying trend and it is very lucky neither of these fires have spread to other properties. Again the act of setting a deliberate fire is a totally reckless act and could have catastrophic consequences."

– Constable Andrew Osborne, Police Scotland

Police name man who died in Glencaple crash

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78-year-old Robert Kennedy died following a road crash in Glencaple on Sunday.

On Wardlaw Drive at around 9.40am, a blue Honda Civic left the road where it meets Great Eastern Drive and hit a fence.

Mr Kennedy was found unconscious in the vehicle, and was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary were he was later pronounced dead.


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