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Alcohol stolen from Langholm shop

Police Scotland. Credit: ITV Border

Police are hunting thieves after a break-in at the Co-Operative store in Langholm.

It is the second time the shop, on Glenesk Road, has been targeted in the last two months.

Alcohol worth £250 was stolen in the raid at around 3am on Tuesday.

Police Scotland are looking to speak to a man described as 5'5" tall, wearing nike shoes, a dark jacket and a bobble hat. He was seen around the store at the time.


Tools worth £9,000 stolen from Langholm

Police Scotland. Credit: ITV Border

Tools worth almost £9,000 have been stolen from a workshop at Buccleuch Mills in Langholm.

They were taken between 12pm on Tuesday 15 and 8:30am on Wednesday 16 September 2015.

The tools, which are used in a joiner's workshop, consist of nail guns, drills, sanders, saws, circular saws and other tools.

It is clear that a vehicle must have been used to remove such a large amount of tools and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity at the Buccleuch Mills over this period to get touch through the 101 number if they can help."

– Constable Richard Davidson of Police Scotland

Thousands expected in Langholm for Common Riding Festival

The Langholm Common Riding attracts thousands each year Credit: ITV Border

Thousands of people will be in Langholm today as it holds its annual Common Riding festival.

It commemorates the ancient tradition of checking the boundaries of the town on horseback, which stretches back almost 250 years.

The events began at 5 this morning and will carry on into the evening.


Death crash in Dumfries and Galloway

Police Scotland are investigating a fatal accident on the A7 around two miles from Langholm yesterday.

It is believed the mini involved crashed down an embankment on the main road between Edinburgh and Carlisle.

The driver died at the scene.

Police believe that the accident occured between 2am and 7:30am and no other vehicles were involved.

The road was closed until 4:30pm with diversions running both north and south.

We are trying to establish the cause of the accident and to find out the exact time it happened. We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the accident or anyone who saw the vehicle registration mark YG64XU during the evening and overnight on Friday.

– Police Scotland
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