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Witnesses sought after Borders road crash

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Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a one-vehicle collision that left the driver with serious injuries.

The collision happened on the B6355 Chirnside to Ayton Road near to Peelwalls Farm, Berwickshire at around 4.30pm yesterday.

A silver Seat Alhambra car left the road while negotiating a double bend. It struck a tree before coming to rest down an embankment.

The 43-year-old male driver sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

His condition is now described as stable.

The road was closed for around four hours to allow police to carry out a collision investigation.

Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.

"This accident has unfortunately left the driver with serious injuries.

"We are keen to establish the full circumstances and would ask anyone with information to contact us."

– Police Constable Davy Johnson of Roads Policing

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicle at another point yesterday is asked to call police on 101.

Police hunt Lochmaben flasher

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Police are hunting for an alleged flasher after two women in Lochmaben reported a man indecently exposing himself in front of them.

Officers say the first incident happened in Castle Street in the town sometime between 7am and 8am on Tuesday 30 June when an elderly lady was confronted by a man described as being about 19/20 years of age who was wearing tracksuit bottoms and a grey hooded top when he exposed himself.

In the second incident, a woman was sitting in a parked car in Princes Street at around 6:45am on Friday 10 July when a man appeared at the car and pulled down his trousers. He is described as being about 19 years of age, around 6’ tall, slim build, dark hair, wearing light blue tracksuit bottoms and a grey hooded top.

“This is an unusual type of crime for this area and to have had two similar reports within a matter of days, with a similar description of the culprit and at similar times of the day does indicate that they may be linked.

"We are appealing to anyone who can help us trace this man to get in touch with us on 101 if they can help."

– Local Area Commander Inspector Gordon McKnight


Police investigating string of farm thefts

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Police are investigating a spate of thefts from farms across the Galloway area of Dumfries and Galloway.

A red coloured Honda TRX 500 quad bike with a value of around £3,000 was stolen from a farm at Whauphill, Newton Stewart, sometime between 6pm on Thursday 9 and 10am on Friday 10 July.

A large quantity of tools including a welder inverter, a Husqvarna chainsaw, a Makita angle grinder, electric drills and Draper socket sets were stolen in a break-in to a farm at Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart. The value of the stolen property is in over £2,000. The theft took place sometime between 8:30pm on Thursday 9 and 4am on Friday 10 July.

An orange coloured petrol Husqvarna hedge strimmer has also been stolen from a farm near Carinryan sometime between Wednesday 24 June and Wednesday 8 July and a parking meter damaged in what appears to be an attempt to gain access to the money boxes at Galloway House Gardens at Garlieston, Newton Stewart. Two donation posts have been damaged as a result and the cost to repair them is estimated at around £600. The damage was caused sometime between Friday 3 and Tuesday 7 July.

Anyone with information about a specific crime should contact Police Scotland on 101. Information can also be given through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at

Horsebox and trailer stolen in the Scottish Borders

Police in the Scottish Borders are asking for help after a horsebox and trailer were stolen from Melrose.

They were taken from land at the Longnewton Sawmill sometime between 11am on Friday and 10am on Saturday.

Both trailers could be seen clearly from the nearby A68 and police are appealing to anyone who noticed any unusual behaviour to come forward.

Concern grows for missing man in Scottish Borders

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Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information to help find a man reporting missing from Peebles.

Tuan Huu DINH was last seen leaving the McDonald Cardrona Hotel at around 8.35pm on Saturday 20 June 2015.

The 32-year-old, who was part of a tour party visiting from Vietnam and has limited English, has not been seen or heard from since and concern is now growing for his welfare.

He is described as South East Asian appearance and is 5ft 6 inches tall with short black hair. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and Nike trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately.


Police investigate suspicious death in Carlisle

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Police are investigating the death of a man who was found at the cemetery on Manor Road in Carlisle today.

They were called to the scene at 7.46am with a report of a body found by a member of public.

The death is being treated as suspicious and the cemetery has been closed while police carry out their enquiries.

Officers remain at the scene with police dogs and a white tent has been put up.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

The body was found at the cemetery on Manor Road Credit: ITV Border
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