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Man arrested after serious Selkirk motorcycle accident

Police have thanked the public for their help. Credit: ITV Border

A man has been arrested after a serious motorbike accident in Selkirk, which left the passenger seriously injured.

The 29-year-old has been arrested for dangerous driving and other road offences.

It follows an accident at 8:30pm on Saturday 30 August.

A 29-year-old man, believed to be the pillion passenger, suffered a serious head injury, and was taken to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

Officers from Police Scotland have thanked the public for their support, following an appeal they sent out to find the driver of the bike.

Borders Railway opening details confirmed

The schedule has been released. Credit: ITV Border

Do you want to attend the opening ceremony of the new Borders Railway, or ride on one of the first trains?

It opens to the public on Sunday 6 September, and on Wednesday 9 September the Queen will unveil a plaque at Tweedbank Station.

The schedule for the events has now been finalised by Scottish Borders Council.

Sunday 6 September:

  • The first public services are expected to be very busy. The first northbound service departs Tweedbank at 08:45 and the first southbound train from Edinburgh leaves at 09:11, with an hourly service in each direction until around 23:00
  • Tickets for travel on Borders trains cannot be reserved for a particular service, so queuing systems will be in place at busier stations
  • ScotRail is encouraging people to buy their tickets in advance online or by telephone – although they can be bought on the day as well. Passengers who can travel later in the day on 6 September will face shorter queues

Wednesday 9 September:

  • The car park at Tweedbank Station will be a free public spectator area for the Queen's visit. Local bands will be playing from 11am, and the event is being compered by Alasdair Hutton, the voice of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Queen is due to arrive at 12.18pm
  • Entry is from 9.30am and bag searches will take place as a security precaution. It's expected to be very busy
  • Toilets will be available but there will be no catering/refreshment facilities on site so you may want to bring your own
  • People are advised to come by public transport. Buses will run as normal, train services are subject to alterations, and car access is via Melrose Roundabout

Want to see the Royal Steam Train?

The train will pass through these towns (times subject to change):

  • 11.24am Heriot
  • 11.35am Fountainhall
  • 11.56am Stow
  • 12.07pm Galashiels (train will slow down as it passes station)
  • 12.18pm Tweedbank


Man's jaw broken in Carlisle assault

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: PA

A man's jaw has been broken, after he was allegedly assaulted by three other men in Carlisle.

Cumbria Police are investigating the incident, which happened in the Meadow View area at around 3:15am on the morning of Bank Holiday Monday.

The 33-year-old victim required hospital treatment.

The three men have been described as being aged in their thirties. One of them was believed to be wearing dark clothing and had dark hair.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

Police renew appeal to find David Brannigan

David Brannigan Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have renewed their appeal to the public to help find a missing man from Cockermouth.

David Brannigan, 35, was seen late on Friday night (28 August) by his family at his home in the town.

He was reported missing, and since the police's first appeal they've been contacted by a dog walker, who believes he spoke to him on Sunday (30 August) at around 3:20pm.

This was in the slag banks area at Shorehills in Workington, at the highest point at the Workington cross.

He had an injured right hand that was bandaged, and he was carrying a large clear water canister with a blue screw cap lid.

The area where Mr Brannigan was seen on Sunday is frequented by members of the public, particularly dog walkers, and is not far away from Derwent Howe where local shops and restaurants are located. Did you see him in the area?

We are also keen to establish how Mr Brannigan got to Workington from Cockermouth. Did you give him a lift? Did he get on your bus or in your taxi? Did you seen him hitch-hiking or walking? Has he been in your shop or pub?

Any information, no matter how small, is vital to trace Mr Brannigan’s movements during this time and I urge anyone who could assist this search to come forward.”

– Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harwood

Articles found near the shore on Monday morning (31 August) led Police to think Mr Brannigan may have entered the water.

But there is still no confirmation of this, and detectives are continuing to pursue numerous lines of enquiry.

Anyone with information should contact them on 101.

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