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Firefighters tackle Galashiels blaze

Fire crews at the scene of the blaze Credit: ITV Border

Firefighters are tackling a blaze Galashiels.

Emergency services were called to the old abattoir on Winston Road just after 5pm this evening.

Five fire engines and an ambulance are currently at the scene.

Firefighters tackle the fire Credit: ITV Border

Man in court charged with murder of Galashiels pensioner

David Farish. Credit: Police Scotland.

A pensioner from Galashiels has made a private second court appearance charged with the murder of a 75-year-old Tweedbank man.

Richard Cassidy, who is 68, is accused of stabbing David Farish to death with a knife at his home in Broadlee Bank, on Tuesday, February 16.

The body of Mr Farish was discovered two days later on the Thursday following an anonymous phone call to police.

Cassidy, whose address was given as no fixed abode, made no plea or declaration and he was fully committed for trial.

He was remanded in custody by Sheriff Peter Paterson.



PHOTO: Armistice Day in Galashiels

Servicemen and women who fought and died for their country were honoured in Galashiels today.

Crowds gathered to pay tribute, and lay tributes at the memorial beneath the clock tower:

Armistice Day in Galashiels. Credit: ITV Border
Armistice Day in Galashiels. Credit: ITV Border
Armistice Day in Galashiels. Credit: ITV Border
Armistice Day in Galashiels. Credit: ITV Border

Cigarettes stolen from Galashiels petrol station

Police Scotland. Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after a break-in at a petrol station in Galashiels.

It happened at around 3:45am on Thursday 5 November.

Four people dressed in black clothing broke into the Esso station in Melrose Road and stole a large quantity of cigarettes:

We are keen to speak to anyone who can assist us to trace those responsible for this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Constable Callum Peoples

Man attacked in Galashiels pub toilet

Police Scotland. Credit: ITV Border

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses, after a man was attacked in a pub toilet.

The incident happened on Saturday 31 October, at around 9pm at the Glue Pot on Overhaugh Street in Galashiels.

A 25-year-old man went to the toilet in the pub, where he began a conversation with another man.

The other man then attacked him, and the victim fell to the ground before members of the public intervened in order to separate them.

The victim was then taken to the Borders General Hospital by the Scottish Ambulance Service, where he was treated for a head injury and discharged.

The suspect left the premises after the attack and police are keen to speak with anyone who has information, especially those who helped break-up the altercation.

We are pursuing various lines of inquiry in relation to this incident which, at present, appears to have been a completely unprovoked attack.

I urge anyone who was in the pub on Saturday and who has information that can assist us to contact police on 101 or speak to the registered charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Constable Callum Peoples of Police Scotland
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