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Woman found with serious burn injuries in Selkirk

Police close Hillside Terrace in Selkirk Credit: ITV Border News

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious burn injuries after being found in Selkirk this morning.

Police Scotland closed the A7 for an hour to allow access for emergency vehicles.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in the Scottish Borders responded to an incident in Selkirk at around 7.20am on Wednesday 18th March where a woman was found with serious burn injuries in Hillside Terrace.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service were also in attendance and the woman was taken to Borders General Hospital where she is currently in a critical condition.

Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this matter are ongoing".

Police appeal after Hawick assault

Police are appealing for witnesses, after a 64-year-old man was assaulted in Hawick.

At around 11.30am on Sunday, March 8, the man was attacked near to the Hawick Walled Gardens.

He sustained facial and head injuries, and was treated as a precaution by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30-40s, wearing a dark boiler suit. He was also seen driving a red forklift type machine.

“This was an vicious attack that has left the victim badly shaken.

“This attack happened in broad daylight and believe there must have several witnesses. We are eager to speak to anyone who may have seen the assault.

"We are also particularly keen to speak to the female driver who was parked nearby.”

– PC Bruce Dodds


Appeal for witnesses after an assault in Selkirk

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Selkirk.

It happened at around 2am on Sunday, on Bleachfield Road in Selkirk near to Thornfield Avenue.

Two men approached a 30-year-old man from behind and assaulted both him and his female companion.

The suspects then ran off in the direction of Thornfield Avenue.

The man sustained an injury to his head and was taken to Borders General Hospital where he was treated.

One of the suspects was wearing a pink or red short-sleeved top, and had a muscular upper body. The second suspect was wearing a grey top.

Officers are urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

"This was a very distressing incident for the victims and we're urging anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of

Bleachfield Road around 2am, or who knows who the suspects are, to come forward."

– PC Shirley Kirk

Suspicious fire in Sanquhar

Police are investigation a fire in Sanquhar Credit: PA

Police Scotland is investigating a suspicious fire at an outhouse at a property in Sanquhar.

The fire in Plantainside, at around 2.30pm on Thursday 12 February, left the outhouse "slightly damaged".

Police want to find two young males, in their late teens/early twenties, one wearing a grey hooded top and the other a brown hooded top who were seen in the area around the time the fire was discovered.

Police appeal: missing woman

Ausra Urbonaine has been missing since Monday 26 January Credit: Police Scotland

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information to help find a woman missing from Jedburgh.

Ausra Urbonaine, who is originally from Lithuania, was last seen in Howden Road at bout 10.30pm on Monday 26 January.

Since then, the 23-year-old has not been in touch with friends or family and concerns are growing for her welfare.

Ausra (pictured) is described as white, 5 ft 6 in tall, of slim build with long dyed blond hair, and green eyes. She has a mole on the bottom right side of her nose and is thought to be wearing a brown padded jacket.

Officers are urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to get in touch.


Appeal for witnesses to £10,000 bike theft

Police are appealing for witnesses to the break-in at the Alpine Bike Shop Credit: PA

Four high-value mountain bikes have been stolen in Innerleithen.

On Monday at 10.45pm, the Alpine Bike shop at Glentress was broken into.

The total value of the bikes taken is around £10,000.

Pictures of the models of bikes stolen are shown below.

Image of a Whyte T129S (grey), a model of two of the bikes stolen Credit: Police Scotland
Image of a Whyte T130SX, the model of one of the bikes stolen Credit: Police Scotland
Image of a Whyte G150 Works (bright orange), the model of one of the bikes stolen Credit: Police Scotland

Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious around the time of the break in, or notices any of these bikes being advertised for sale, is asked to call Police Scotland.

Police confirm identity of body found near Glencaple

Police Scotland has identified the body as that of Macauley McQueen Credit: PA

Police Scotland has confirmed that the body found on the beach near Glencaple on Thursday has been identified as Macauley McQueen.

The 18-year-old, from Dumfries, had been missing since December 22.

A post mortem examination has been arranged and the Procurator Fiscal has been informed.

Body found near Glencaple

Police Scotland have recovered a body from a beach near Glencaple Credit: PA

Police Scotland have recovered the body of a male person from a beach near Glencaple in Dumfries and Galloway.

The body was discovered by a member of the public at around 10.30am today.

As yet no formal identification has been made but police say the family of Macauley McQueen have been informed.

The 18-year-old was last seen entering the River Nith on December 22.

Borders farmers targetted by bogus callers

Farmers in the Scottish Borders are being warned about bogus callers posing as police.

Two farmers from near Selkirk were called by fraudsters claiming to be the police and asking for a donation to charity.

The callers said they were working on behalf of a juvenile crime against agricultural workers charity, and asked for donations starting at £200.

Police Scotland are asking farmers to be wary of these scams.

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