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Over 300 speeding offences recorded in Longtown

322 motorists have been caught speeding in Longtown Credit: PA

In the last three months, police have issued 322 notices of intended prosecution (NIP) for speeding offences in Longtown.

The highest speed an offending vehicle has been caught at 60mph, double the speed limit on that stretch of the A7.

Police were responding to concerns by local residents to clamp down on speeding motorists.

“Following the work we have conducted, it is clear that there is a large scale non-compliance issue for the 30mph speed limit within Longtown. On one of our deployments we found that 87 vehicles were travelling over the speed limit. This is simply not acceptable as lives are being put at risk due to reckless speeding in a built-up area."

– Sergeant Katie Rickerby

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Second break-in at Locharbriggs store

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A Locharbriggs shop has been broken into for the second time this month.

Police say they are investigating after the Premier Store on Auchencrieff Road South was targeted in the early hours of this morning.

The thieves fled empty handed.

"It might be the case that the alarm sounding forced the thieves to abandon their plans to rob the store. This is the second break-in this month, and on the previous occasion cigarettes were the target.

"We are carrying out door to door enquiries in the area and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything around this time.

"In particular we have a report about a moped heard driving up and down the street just prior to the break-in and are keen to hear from anyone who can help us identify the rider of that machine. Callers can speak to us at Dumfries on the 101 number."

– Constable Bruce Kemp, Police Scotland

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Busy 24 hours for Cumbria Police Dogs

Two Police Dogs working for Cumbria Police have had a busy 24 hours.

Ozzy the Police Dog detained two suspects who had made off from patrols, following an incident on Tuesday evening.

A few hours later, fellow Police Dog Will managed to track a suspect who was hiding in a garden after fleeing from a stolen car.

Vandalism and assault in Hawick

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Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a vandalism and assault in Hawick.

Three men were seen at around 3am yesterday damaging a number of cars in the Roxburghe Drive and Stirches Road area.

At around 3.50am a 20-year-old man was assaulted by two males while walking on Princes Street.

He sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The two suspects were part of a larger group of 4-5 males, described as 16-17 years old.

One of the suspects is described as wearing grey joggers, and a dark-coloured shell suit style jacket. He had a line shaved into his hair on either the right or left hand side.

The group were last seen heading towards the old Waverly Walk.

“This was a completely unprovoked attack and there will be an increase in high visibility patrols in the local area over the coming days.

“We’d urge anyone with information about either the assault or the vandalisms, or who recognises the descriptions of the suspects, to get in touch as soon as possible.”

– Sergeant Rachel Campbell, Police Scotland

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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