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Sheep disrupt south of Scotland motorway traffic

The sheep have now been cleared. Credit: PA

Police have cleared sheep from the M74 motorway in Dumfries and Galloway.

They were affecting northbound traffic at junction 19, but have now been returned to their fields.

Police appeal as tractor fails to stop after crash

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a tractor failed to stop after colliding with a cyclist in Dumfries and Galloway.

It happened on the B7085 road near Whauphill, Newton Stewart, at around 11:50am today (Wednesday 19 October).

The cyclist, a 31-year-old man from Minnigaff, was knocked from his bike and treated for minor injuries by ambulance staff at the scene.

The driver of the tractor did not stop after the crash and continued on southwards towards Whauphill.

We would appeal for him or her to come forward to police at Newton Stewart.

The tractor is described as being red and black in colour and was towing a silver coloured Joskin trailer. Anyone who can help us trace this vehicle is asked to call police at Newton Stewart on 101.

– Constable Rachel Jackson at Newton Stewart


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