Crime prevention in the Borders

An initiative is being set up in the Borders to help prevent crime in East Berwickshire. Officers will be visiting people's homes to give advice on security and are also setting up a register of push bikes

Police target rural crime

The police in the Borders have launched a major crackdown on rural crime.

They are targeting criminals in the East Berwickshire area and officers have been stopping van drivers on the A1 to check whether they are involved in legitimate businesses.

Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson says they are also trying to get people to take more crime prevention measures to protect themselves.

Rural crime crackdown

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Police in the Borders launch new rural crime campaign Credit: ITV Border

Police in the Borders have launched a new campaign to crackdown on rural crime.

Officers say they also want to target bogus callers.

Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson said: "We are encouraging farm owners and home owners to take a lot more responsibility for their property.

The second part of this is the creation of a no-cold calling zone. This is an initiative to try to empower the community to work with us."

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Crime prevention push

by matthew taylor
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Lothian and Borders Police crime prevention bid Credit: Lothian and Borders Police

Police in the Borders are launching a campaign to boost crime prevention awareness. Officers will be visiting people's homes to give advice on security.

They will also set up a register of push bikes, using their frame numbers to log the owners details.