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Police warn DO NOT DRIVE during amber weather warning

The Beast from the East has brought hazardous driving conditions to roads across the region.

Police on both sides of the Borders are advising motorists not to travel unless absolutely necessary while the amber weather warning remains in place - up to 6pm tonight.

The red warning for snow in northern parts of the Scottish Borders has now been downgraded to amber. See here for more information on weather warnings.

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Hundreds of litres of heating fuel stolen in Annan

Anyone with information should call 101 Credit: PA

Around 700 litres of heating fuel, costing around £350, have been stolen from a tank in Annan.

The incident happened sometime between Wednesday 11 and Friday 20 October in the Howcreek area of Cummertrees.

Police Scotland said:

This theft has happened in a rural part of our beat and as such we want to hear from anyone in the Cummertrees area who may have seen anything suspicious over the past few weeks.

We are keen to hear about any strange callers to isolated premises, or strange vehicles going about the area."

– Constable Tammy Smith

Anyone with information should call 101.

12-year-old boy crushed to death in Sanquhar named

Despite efforts by emergency services, Kieran Esquierdo died at the scene Credit: Police Scotland

The boy who was crushed to death in Dumfries and Galloway has now been named as 12-year-old Kieran Esquierdo from Gillenburn Road in the village.

Police Scotland are continuing their investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Kieran, in Kelloholm, Sanquhar, on Sunday 15 October.

Our thoughts are with Keiran's family and friends at this very sad and distressing time.In his few months at Sanquhar Academy, Keiran had shown himself to be a bright, hardworking and motivated student who loved animals and nature. He was highly thought of by his teachers and fellow pupils. Keiran's loss will be acutely felt across both the school community and the wider community of Upper Nithsdale.”

– Tom Snow, headteacher at Sanquhar Academy

We are deeply shocked and greatly saddened to hear of the tragic death of our former pupil Keiran. He was a considerate and gentle boy who was a popular member of our school community. He'll be sorely missed by his friends. Our thoughts are with his family and all at Kelloholm Primary School offer our heartfelt condolences.”

– Malcolm McGregor, headteacher at Kelloholm Primary School
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