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Man arrested following Galashiels attempted vehicle theft

The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 1 September Credit: PA

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged following the attempted theft of a vehicle in Church Street, Galashiels.

The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 1 September, following a cold call at the address. The man was detained by officers a short time later. He appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 4 September. Galashiels Police said:

Cold calling is a crime that can affect anyone and those responsible, like bogus callers and rogue traders, are often extremely convincing in how they approach and interact with potential victims.

Please report any suspicious activity to Police on 101. If the person refuses to leave your door, or you feel threatened or scared – call 999 and ask for the Police."

– Paul Begley, Police Sergeant, Galashiels Police Station

'No suspicious circumstances' surrounding Little Italy fire

30 firefighters were called to the scene of the fire Credit: Police Scotland

A fire investigation and review of CCTV has been carried out at the Little Italy restaurant in Dumfries, ruling there are 'no suspicious circumstances' surrounding the incident.

The joint investigation and was carried out at 1pm on Monday 4 September 2017 at the restaurant on Moffat Road, Dumfries.

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