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Police investigate Langholm caravan fire

Police are investigating. Credit: ITV Border

Police are investigating after a caravan on waste ground at William Street in Langholm was set on fire.

The blaze was discovered at around 9pm on Monday 17 October, and firefighters were able to put it out, but the vehicle was badly damaged.

We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the William Street area between 2000 hours and 2100 hours on Monday night. In particular we want to trace a number of youths, perhaps up to four males who were seen in the area around this time.

All were described as being dressed in dark clothing and two may have had hooded tops with the hoods up. Anyone who can help us trace those responsible should call us at Langholm on the 101 number.

– Detective Constable Lee Smith


Langholm Common Ridings gallops towards another successful year

Over 8,000 people packed the centre of Langholm today for their annual Common Riding celebrations.

Cornet Simon Tweddle led his supporters round the boundaries of the town, in a tradition dating back to 1759.

Police appeal after Langholm Golf Club break in

Police are appealing for witnesses after a break in at a golf club in Langholm.

Cash was stolen during the raid which happened sometime overnight on Thursday 28th April/Friday 29th April 2016.

Constable Helen Thomas said:

The golf club in the town sits in an elevated position above the town and is quite secluded.

We want to hear from anyone who may have been around the area of the golf club over this period to get in touch with us through the 101 number if they saw or heard anything suspicious.

– Helen Thomas


Alcohol stolen from Langholm shop

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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

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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.

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