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Men rescued from overturned car in Dumfries

Two men have been cut from an overturned car in Dumfries and Galloway by firefighters.

The accident happened on the evening of Sunday 7 December, on the M74 between J18 Lockerbie South and J19 Ecclefechan.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews from Annan and Lockerbie were called into action by Police Scotland.

They used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the two men, who were trapped inside a car lying on its roof.

“The vehicle was lying on its roof at the bottom of an embankment and firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the men.

“We were working closely with paramedics throughout the operation and after the casualties were released they were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for a precautionary check.”

– Watch Manager John Irvine, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Man in 'life threatening' condition after crash with digger

A man is in hospital with life threatening injuries following a crash with a digger in Dumfries and Galloway.

Police report that the crash happened on the B7076 Gretna to Elvanfoot Road, near to Dinwoodie Lodge Hotel in Lockerbie, on 17th November.

Around 4.40pm a yellow Audi A3, driven by a 52-year-old man from Johnstonebridge, and a JCB digger, driven by a 19-year-old from Biggar, crashed.

A third vehicle, a Daf articulated lorry, was also travelling past the scene but was not involved in the crash.

The driver of the Audi car was freed and airlifted to to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow where his injuries are described as life threatening.

Anyone with information about the crash should call Police Scotland at Lockerbie on 101.


Driver of tractor sought after crash

Police would like to speak to the driver of a red tractor after it was involved in a crash on the road between Lockerbie and Dalton.

The incident happened at 8:30am on Friday, 15 August.

A beige coloured Skoda Fabia pulled over to let the tractor past but a rake implement attached to the back of the tractor hit the car, causing damage.

The man is said to have had dark hair and is thought to be between 18 and 20-years-old.

Two women sought after Lockerbie theft

Police are appealing for information to trace two women in connection with a theft in Lockerbie.

Jewellery worth more than £400, including watches and bracelets, were stolen from Elegance on the town's high street at about 3pm on Wednesday, 9 July.

One of the women is described as being about 50-years-old, with long dark hair, a number of missing teeth and a tattoo on her left arm.

She was also said to be wearing dark leggings, a black short sleeved vest and sandals.

The second woman was said to be 24-years-old, about 5ft 4in, wearing black leggings, a blue top with flowers and lemons on it and sandals.

Both women were said to have spoken in broken English.

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on the 101 number.

Bond stuntman to crack the whip at Chariots of Fire Centre

Ben with horse on set of Die Another Day 1999

A former stuntman will visit the Chariots of Fire Carriage Driving Centre to continue building his confidence after a life threatening accident.

The centre, near Lockerbie, teaches competitive carriage driving to those with disabilities including special needs and able bodied people.

Ben with Bond villain Toby Stephens 1999

Ben Bellman was a stuntman on films such as Gladiator, Charlotte Grey and James Bond movie 'Die Another Day'. Despite having sky dived for over 1000 times, his career ended after a sky-diving accident in 2001. It was thought that he would not live.

His family were warned that if he did survive, he may never walk or talk again. However Ben has been proving doctors wrong and will travel by train from London to Lockerbie.

In 1999 his first role was riding horseback alongside Russell Crowe in Gladiator.

Being around horses again is something which Ben is looking forward to:

'I’m really looking forward to it”, he said, “I love horses and this is the first time I’ll have had the chance to be with them since my accident'.

Car overturned in accident at Lockerbie

An accident has happened this morning on the B7068 at Lockerbie. Credit: ITV Border

An accident has happened this morning, 9 June, on the B7068 at Lockerbie.

A car was overturned in the incident which happened between 8.00-9.30am.

It is believed that there are no serious injuries but a man has been taken to hospital.

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