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High value mountain bikes stolen from Innerleithen

The incident happened near Innerleithen. Credit: ITV Border

Three mountain bikes, worth thousands of pounds, have been stolen in Innerleithen.

They were taken from a property on the B709 near Traquair Kirk, at around 12:10am on Sunday 2 April.

The bikes were taken from the rear of the vehicle that was parked in a residential driveway. They were placed into an unidentified vehicle which drove away in an unknown direction.

One of the bikes is a custom built EVIL INSURGENT full suspension gents bike, worth £7,000.

The other two are valued at £2,500 each and are described as boys' Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt bikes, and are registered with a company called Veloeye.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101.

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Deerstalker-death woman is named locally

The deerstalker event. Credit: ITV Border

A woman who died during a cross-country run in Innerleithen on Saturday, 11 March, has been named locally as Heather Foggo.

The mother of two, from Morpeth in Northumberland, collapsed a mile into the Mighty Deerstalker event.

Organisers say this has been the first major incident in the 11 years the run has been taking place.

Police say 'no suspicious circumstances' surrounding runner's death

Police in the Scottish Borders responded to a report of a woman having taken unwell during a sporting event near to Traquair House in Innerleithen at 6.15pm on Saturday 11th March.

The 48-year-old was treated by the Scottish Ambulance Service and was taken to Borders General Hospital. However, she passed away while en route.

Inquiries are continuing, however there appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

– Police Scotland spokesperson

St Ronan's Games Parade in Innerleithen

Innerleithen's St Ronan's Day Parade begins at 11am today (Sunday 10th July), as the St. Ronan's Silver Band leads a parade along the High Street and on to the Parish Church for a special service.

The Games have been going since 1827 and are the oldest organised sports meeting in Scotland.

It's now part of a ten-day festival that incorporates many events for every age group.

Central to the festivities are the Cleikum Ceremonies when the town's association with its Patron Saint, St. Ronan, is celebrated.

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Man hospitalised after Innerleithen assault

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

A 53-year-old man has been left with injuries requiring hospital treatment, after a serious assault in Innerleithen.

The incident happened on Friday 20 May, at around 10:20pm, in or around Buccleuch Street.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them by calling 101.

They've moved to reassure concerned local residents.

This was an unprovoked attack on a man walking home from a night out in a local public house.

Although understandably distressing for the victim, incidents like this are very rare in Innerleithen and I'd like to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to trace this individual.

– PC Kevin Downs from Galashiels Police Station
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