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Bogus workmen attempt to con elderly woman

Police Scotland are appealing for information. Credit: ITV Border

Police are warning people in Dumfries and Galloway to be vigilant, after a "despicable" attempt by bogus workmen to con an elderly woman.

The lady had had work done over the weekend to the roof of her home in Eastriggs, and was then given what appears to have been an overinflated demand for payment for the work carried out.

Police were alerted after the woman attempted to withdraw a four figure sum of money from her bank account.

Staff at the building society became concerned and contacted the police.

Good work by the staff at the building society halted the withdrawal of the money from the account.

As a result an investigation has been started to trace those responsible for this despicable act.

Once again the public are reminded about the dangers of dealing with cold callers at the door.

Our message is clear, used tried and trusted traders for your home improvement or repairs and again we would ask those with elderly neighbours, friends or relatives to highlight these dangers to them.

There is no doubt that these type of unscrupulous characters do prey on the vulnerable in our community.

– Constable Paul Kempsell at Annan

Couple fined for late night train disturbance

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: PA

A couple from South West Scotland have appeared in court following a disturbance on a late night train from Carlisle to Dumfries.

Kerri Durrell, 27, of Laghall Court, Dumfries, and Emily Cowan, of East Hecklegirth, in Annan, admitted struggling and arguing with police at Annan Railway Station.

Solicitor Gavin Orr said the two had been frustrated at being put off the train by a guard.

Dinnell was fined £550 while Cowan was fined £200.


64-year-old man knocked to the ground in Dumfries

A 64-year-old has been assaulted and knocked to the ground on The Whitesands in Dumfries.

It happened yesterday (25th July) at 13.20. He was not injured in the attack but Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

"It appears that the victim was attacked by a man who was in a group of four people, three males and a female. Whilst he was not injured in this attack he was extremely shaken and we would like to hear from anyone who saw this incident. Witnesses can call using the 101 number.

There are no descriptions of those in the group or of the attacker at this stage."

– Constable Gary Bill, Police Scotland


Dumfries woman caught up in Munich mass shooting

20 year old Amy Landsburgh was in Munich during the shooting Credit: ITV Border

A woman from Dumfries has told ITV Border how she and her boyfriend were locked in a sports store for over an hour during the shootings in Munich last night.

Twenty-year-old Amy Landsburgh was on holiday with her boyfriend in the German city when a gunman opened fire killing nine people.

She was shopping just 10 minutes away from where the attack happened.

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