A 52 year-old man has died in a crash involving two vehicles on the M74 near Lockerbie.
The Collision happened around 16:50 on Wednesday the 5 August.
A Vauxhall Combo van was involved in a crash with a Mercedes Actros lorry near to junction 17 northbound on the M74 near to Lockerbie.
Emergency services were called to the scene where the 52 year old man who was a passenger in the Vauxhall van was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Vauxhall van was taken by ambulance to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh where he is being treated for his injuries.
Hospital staff describe his condition as serious.
The driver and passenger of the Mercedes lorry were not injured in the crash.
Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses with any information of the crash to come forward.
Police Scotland want to trace around 10 children, aged between 5 to 11 years who are responsible for smashing a glass panel at the railway station in Sanquhar.
The group of children were seen throwing stones across the railway line at around 18:30 on Friday 31 July.
we are aware that there may have been people waiting at the station who witnessed this incident, and are also aware that this same group of children were seen in the Queensberry Square area of the town a short time earlier. Anyone who can help should contact us at Sanquhar on 101"
Around £4,000 of jewellery has been stolen from a house in Dumfries.
Police say it happened between Friday 17 July and Friday 31 July, when the house in Oakfield Brae was broken into while its occupants were on holiday.
Jewellery including gold rings, bracelets, chains and necklaces was taken.
This is another house in Dumfries which has had a large quantity of jewellery stolen whilst the occupants were on holiday. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Oakfield Brae area over this period."
Police Scotland are also investigating a number of other thefts:
- Orange coloured chainsaw worth around £175 stolen in a break-in to an outhouse at a caravan at the Creetown Caravan Park sometime overnight Friday 31 July/Saturday 1 August 2015
- House in Main Street in Kirkconnel broken into sometime overnight Saturday 1/Sunday 2 August 2015
- Cash and property, including a dvd player, three figurines, GHD hair straighteners, jewellery, a Dell laptop computer and an Ipad air were all stolen in a break-in to a house in Rose Street in Annan sometime between Thursday 30 July and Monday 3 August 2015
A 23 year old man has been arrested by Police Scotland following recent reports of a man exposing himself in the Lochmaben area.
He will appear before Dumfries Sheriff Court today.
Figures obtained by Scottish Labour suggest Police officers have lost 53,000 working days due to stress in the past 2 years in Scotland.
Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray used a Freedom of Information Request to obtain the figures, after a former Police Officer raised concerns about the issue.
The figures show that 10,000 days were taken off due to stress-related conditions between January and March this year.
Elaine Murray is calling on the Scottish Government to take action:
If it isn't working properly 2 years in, we need to have a look at it, and there is a body of opinion now which is saying things are not working as well as they should be, the culture within Police Scotland is not as it should be, there are also significant budget cuts, more to come, there have been serious budget cuts and there is more to come which I know officers are worried about. The government needs to take responsibility for its legislation and needs to look at this.
Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick said:
During the first two years of Police Scotland, the total number of days lost through stress-related absence have fallen year on year by more than 17,000. Police Scotland, which has almost 23,000 people who work for the service and in common with any other large organisation, recognises that stress can be a factor in absence rates amongst personnel.
We work hard to ensure that having come through the most significant public sector reform of recent generations, absence and the causes of it are closely monitored and managed to ensure attendance at work is maintained and the level of service to communities is not adversely affected. All of our staff and officers have access to a wide range of support, guidance and welfare services.
We have recently carried out a major staff survey and will continue to work with our personnel at all levels to address issues which arise from it following careful analysis of the results.
A Scottish Government spokesperson said:
The Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland take the welfare and wellbeing of their officers and staff seriously and provide a range of support service to help officers and staff in what can be a stressful job.
The recording and management of sickness absence for police officers and staff is a matter for the SPA and Police Scotland. Sickness absence is reported to the SPA Board regularly, with papers published on the SPA website.
It is not appropriate to prejudge the results of the on-going, live PIRC investigation or the HMICS review. It is very important both independent enquiries are now allowed to conclude so that all the facts are established and any issues can be clearly identified and promptly remedied.
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Two ponds in Dumfries and Galloway have been targeted by thieves.
Sixteen fish were stolen from a pond at a house in Grahamsfield, Kirkpatrick Fleming at some point last night.
The fish, orange goldfish, black and orange Koi carp, and large orange Koi carp, have a value of around £400
It follows a similar theft of fifteen Koi carp, with a value of around £500, from a pond at a house in Newton Square in Springfield.
This is a very unusual type of theft for our area, and certainly to have two similar thefts, only a few miles apart and in such a short timescale does add to the theory that they may be linked.
We are however keeping an open mind and would ask anyone who may have any information which may assist in these enquiries to get in touch with me though 101"
The two men killed in a single vehicle collision in Dumfries and Galloway last night have been named.
Police Scotland said 25-year-old William Kirk from High Bishopton, Whithorn, who was the driver of the car, and 18 year old Justin McCaig, from Myrton Crescent, Port William died following the crash on the A747 Road at West Barr, Port William at around 9:20pm yesterday.
They were the only two people in the car and the Procurator Fiscal has been informed.
Police have re-issued their appeal for anyone who may have been on the A747 road in the area of West Barr, Port William, at the time of the collision to get in touch if they saw the black Vauxhall Corsa car or an articulated lorry which was in the vicinity of the crash.
Police at Stranraer can be contacted through 101.
Two men have been killed in a one vehicle road crash in Dumfries and Galloway.
At 9:20pm yesterday (Monday) a black coloured Vauxhall Corsa collided with a bridge on the A747 Glenluce to Glasserton Road at West Barr, Port William around 17 miles south of Newton Stewart.
Following the collision an 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 25-year-old man was taken to Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer where he later died.
A full crash scene investigation is currently being undertaken and the road at the scene is closed. Police are seeking witnesses to this crash and want to hear from anyone who may have been on the A747 road at around 9:20pm hours. Witnesses can call police at Stranraer on 101.