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Shotgun left by passenger on train in Dumfries

The firearm was safely recovered Credit: PA

A passenger left his shotgun on a ScotRail train at a Dumfries station on Monday.

The unnamed man contacted the train company around 9am to alert them after getting off the train in Annan.

British Transport Police say the gun was safely found and returned to the owner.

He has been issued a warning by North Wales Police, where the firearms licence is held. There was no threat to public safety.

– British Transport Police


Stranraer FC Manager leaves club

Brian Reid has left the club. Credit: ITV Border

Stranraer FC and manager Brian Reid parted company last night, 48 hours after the club plunged to the bottom of Division 1.

The club issued a statement late last night:

After a meeting and discussion this evening, Stranraer FC can announce that manager Brian Reid has left the club by mutual consent.

The club would like to thank Brian for all his endeavours over the past 20 months and wish him well for the future.

Brian expressed his gratitude to the club for the opportunity to take the manager's job and was disappointed that the team weren't able to build on last seasons run to the play-off final and wished Stranraer FC every success in the future."

– Club statement

In their last game on Saturday, Stranraer lost 1-0 to Stenhousemuir who leapfrogged them and the Blues are now at the bottom of the league.

The 46-year-old previously worked for Coventry City as a coach and before that he was manager at Conference side, Nuneaton Town which followed a spell in the Phillipines as Coach/Manager of Global FC and also the under 23 International side.

Reid also had a successful five years as manager of Ayr United where he took them to promotion twice and also to the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup and the Semi Final of the League Cup in 2012.

During his playing career Reid was with numerous clubs including 66 appearances for Queen of the South, more than 100 in two spells with Morton and 42 with Blackpool.

Dog trapped in snare near Dumfries

Credit: Brian Forrester

A dog walker near Dumfries is warning others after his dog became trapped in a snare this morning.

Brian Forrester claims the trap was illegally set in woodland at Maidenbower.

His dog, Mollie, was uninjured after being caught and waited to be freed by Brian.

Credit: Brian Forrester

Fortunately she was uninjured as the snare caught her round the body and she just immediately lay down and waited until I freed her. I shudder to think what the outcome would have been if it had caught her by the neck and she had panicked."

– Brian Forrster
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