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Man arrested following Galashiels attempted vehicle theft

The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 1 September Credit: PA

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged following the attempted theft of a vehicle in Church Street, Galashiels.

The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 1 September, following a cold call at the address. The man was detained by officers a short time later. He appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 4 September. Galashiels Police said:

Cold calling is a crime that can affect anyone and those responsible, like bogus callers and rogue traders, are often extremely convincing in how they approach and interact with potential victims.

Please report any suspicious activity to Police on 101. If the person refuses to leave your door, or you feel threatened or scared – call 999 and ask for the Police."

– Paul Begley, Police Sergeant, Galashiels Police Station

110 leather jackets valuing £100,000 stolen from Borders factory

This is the second high-scale theft from the factory in the past 5 years Credit: Aero Leather Clothing

110 new, used and vintage leather jackets were stolen from a clothing factory in the Borders on Monday, 10 July

The jackets, valued at around £100,000 were taken from Aero Leather Clothing on Huddersfield Street in Galashiels around 2am.

The theft marks the second high-scale theft the factory has experienced in the last five years.

Obviously we're shell shocked by the whole thing. And we've just got over a similar high scale theft in the factory, which was an internal job five years ago. It took us four years to get over that, with the police investigation and court procedures. If anyone's got information, even if they think it's trivial, or if they come across leather jackets they should contact the police."

– Denny Calder, Director, Aero Leather Clothing

Around half of the jackets which were stolen were ready to be shipped globally to customers.

Anyone with more information is urged to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0722.

Fun in the sun for Galashiels Braw Lads Gathering

Around 300 horses took part in the annual event Credit: ITV Border
Hundreds turned out to watch the procession in the town centre Credit: ITV Border

Thousands lined the streets of Galashiels for the annual Braw Lads Gathering. The event began in 1930 to celebrate key moments in the town's history. It's one of a string of Borders towns to celebrate over the Common Ridings season. David Houston, the Chairman of the Braw Lads Executive Council spoke to Hannah McNulty:

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