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Cannabis valued at nearly £200,000 recovered in Dumfries

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Cannabis with a value of nearly £200,000 has been recovered by police in Dumfries and Galloway during two different searches on Thursday 4 January.

A 28-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested after officers stopped him on the A74 near Lockerbie and found drugs worth £120,000.

A further two men, a 38-year-old from Eskdalemuir and a 57-year-old from Edinburgh, were arrested in a separate search after drugs worth £77,000 were discovered in a house at Eskdalemuir.

Reports have been sent to the Procurator Fiscal at Dumfries.


Vandals graffiti swastikas over Lockerbie

A number of swastika symbols have been painted on vehicles and a wall in Lockerbie.

Officers are currently investigating the spate of vandalism which happened near McConechy's garage in the town between 12.30pm on Sunday and 7.30am this morning.

Credit: Drew Geddes
Credit: Drew Geddes

Constable David Noble said:

We are currently carrying out door to door enquires into this crime and we appeal to anyone in the community who may have any knowledge as to who is responsible for this disgusting act at this time of remembrance and reflection in our community, to get in touch with us at Lockerbie on the 101 number."

– Constable David Noble

Anyone with information and wishes to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

MONTAGE: Lockerbie Riding of the Marches

Thousands of people packed the high street in Lockerbie today for the annual Riding of the Marches and Gala.

More than one hundred horses and riders followed Cornet George Forrest as he led his cavalcade around the boundaries of the town.

Below is a musical montage of the highlights:


Spaniel killed by hit and run driver

The dog was killed on the B7076 Credit: Google Street View

A cocker spaniel dog has been killed in a hit and run accident.

The black dog was found on the B7076 near to Stevens Croft Power Plant yesterday morning at around 7.10am.

Lockerbie police are now appealing for anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

Constable Nicola Brunton based at Lockerbie spokesman said: “It appears to have been hit by a vehicle which has failed to stop.

"Drivers are required to report such incidents to the Police and I would ask anyone with information in relation to this incident contact Police at Lockerbie on the 101 number.”

Police search for missing teenage girl

Nicolle Barnett Credit: Police Scotland

Police are searching for a teenage girl who is missing in Dumfries and Galloway.

Nicolle Barnett, 15, was last seen at around 1:40pm on Sunday, 12 March, in the Lockerbie area.

She is described as 5'2", and of slim to medium build, and was last seen wearing dark ripped jeans, a black t-shirt and dark leather style jacket.

She has distinctive green and black hair which is shaven on the left hand side and longer on the right.

Police Scotland are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.

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