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New Galloway burglars steal riding gear

The police are linking two break-ins in South West Scotland that happened on the same evening.

Thieves targeted a horse riding stables one mile west of New Galloway on the A762 Laurieston Road, overnight on Friday (October 2nd).

Horse tack including saddles, bridles, stirrups and reigns were all stolen with a value of around £500.

The Golf Club in New Galloway was also broken into on the same evening between 1730 and 0700.

The thieves left empty handed in the second raid but did cause damage to the building.

It very much appears that these two incidents are connected and we are asking for the help of the community to come forward if they heard or saw anything suspicious over this period in the New Galloway area. Calls can be made through the 101 number.

– PC Emma Crane, Police Scotland


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Appeal after another deliberate fire in Dumfries and Galloway

Police Scotland. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after another fire was deliberately started in Dumfries and Galloway.

Sometime between 22 and 29 September a new flat-packed garden shed was set on fire and completely destroyed.

It happened at a storage site in the Maxwelltown Industrial Estate in Dumfries, and the shed was worth around £500.

This was a reckless act which could have had some serious implications if other items or property in the yard had caught fire. Those responsible have had to break into the yard in order to carry out this act.

We are appealing to anyone who may seen any suspicious activity in the Maxwelltown Industrial Estate area over the past week to call us here at Dumfries on 101."

– Constable Kevin Smith at Dumfries

It follows an appeal the police sent out yesterday, after two other fires in the region which are thought to have been started deliberately:

Traffic delays expected in Dumfries

Roadworks at Three Road Ends in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

Roadworks for a new traffic system at Three Road Ends in Dumfries is expected to cause major delays.

The work will start on Monday 12 October, lasting for three weeks through the school holidays.

The new traffic system is hoped to ease congestion and benefit drivers in the long term.

Whether you are driving to work, cycling to the university and college or taking the bus to a hospital appointment, please be understanding of the situation. Plan ahead and give yourself extra time to complete your journey. I am confident the new traffic signal equipment will ease congestion in the area long-term."

– Dumfries and Galloway Council

Police concern for missing Corsock man

Kristian Lee Wilson Credit: Police Scotland

Police Scotland are growing increasingly concerned about a man from Corsock who is missing.

Kristian Lee Wilson, 41, was last seen in Edinburgh on Tuesday 22 September 2015, but there has been no contact with him since.

He is around six-feet tall, of medium build with hazel eyes and receding short blond hair.

Anyone who may have spoken to Kristian recently, or knows of his current whereabouts is asked to contact us through the 101 system."

– Constable Alan Davidson of Police Scotland
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