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Thefts in Earlston

There were a number of thefts from cars in Earlston on Tuesday and Wednesday Credit: PA

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a number of thefts from cars in Earlston.

The thefts occurred over the night of Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 21 when four cars were forcibly entered.

Two of the vehicles were parked on the High Street, one parked in Thornbank, while a further vehicle was parked on Haughead Avenue.

A large number of electrical tools were stolen from one of the vehicles.

Police are eager to trace a red vehicle, which was seen in the local area last night, which may be connected to the thefts.

“We are eager to speak to anyone who may have information about these incidents.

“Anyone with private CCTV covering these streets is also asked to contact police, which will allow us to further our enquiries.”

– PC Michael Norrie

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Mortar shell explosion in Earlston

A controlled explosion has been carried out on a mortar shell in the Scottish Borders.

Police discovered an unexploded mortar shell at an address in Haughhead Avenue in Earlston yesterday, Monday 21 July.

The item was examined by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit before being taken to a nearby field, where a controlled explosion was carried out.

Police Scotland say there was no danger to the public at any time.

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Fresh drugs swoop in Borders

Another seven people have been arrested in the biggest anti-drugs campaign in the Borders for more than 5 years.

It brings the total number of arrests to 38, with quantities of heroin and other drugs being seized from properties.

Police have raided homes in Earlston, Hawick and Galashiels in the last week.

The campaign, named Operation Goal, is aimed at targeting street level drug dealers.