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Growing concern for missing Hawick man

Robert Cantle Credit: ITV Border

Police are renewing their appeal for help in finding missing 45-year-old Robert Cantle from Hawick.

Mr Cantle was last seen on Sunday 24 July in Hawick.

Friends and family are seriously concerned about his welfare, as he's currently taking medication for Type 1 diabetes and they don't believe he has his medication with him.

He's described as white, five foot seven inches tall, of a stocky build with a shaven head, red beard and wears glasses.

He was last seen wearing a black zipped fleece, and a blue t-shirt, and was driving a Silver Fiat Punto.

Police are asking farmers to check their farmland and back roads.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Inspector Robbie Noble from Police Scotland has more:

Police appeal as man 'pinned to the ground' in Hawick

Police are appealing for information. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Hawick.

On Saturday 30 July, between 12:05pm and 12:20pm, a 34-year-old man was pinned to the ground by a male suspect, before the suspect made off.

The incident happened on Station Bridge, near to the library.

The suspect is described as wearing a white hat, blue jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

There was a lot of shouting and swearing during the assault, so it's possible this would've drawn attention to the men.

We're also appealing to people who were sitting outside the library who would have witnessed the incident.

– Constable Shirley Anderson, of Selkirk Police Station

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.


Windows smashed at Hawick primary school

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a primary school in Hawick was vandalised.

A number of windows at Burnfoot Primary School were smashed at some time between 16 and 25 July.

The damage is expected to cost thousands of pounds to repair.

This is a needless act of destruction that will be of great expense to the school and we are investigating the matter thoroughly to identify whoever was involved.

Anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around the school recently, or who believes they can assist with this ongoing inquiry should contact police immediately.

I would also urge parents to discuss this incident with their children and remind them of the potential dangers and consequences associated with such offences.

– Community Sergeant for Hawick,Tom Quinn


Common Riding trots off in Hawick

Hawick's annual Common Riding in 2015 Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of horses and riders, suited and booted, will ride through the streets of Hawick today for the annual Common Riding.

The earliest risers set off at 6.00am this morning to make the most of the 13th century tradition.

Common Ridings take place across the South of Scotland throughout the summer months.

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