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Motorbiker clocked at 112mph

Police are warning bikers to slow down Credit: PA

A motorcyclist was clocked doing 112mph during the first weekend of action in the Borders as part of Police Scotland's Motorcycle Safety Campaign.

Officers were on patrol on Saturday and Sunday across key routes where collisions have previously taken place, to encourage safe riding and deal with any riders who put themselves in danger through irresponsible and illegal driving behaviour.

One motorcyclist was detected riding at 112mph on the A7 north of Hawick they will now be reported to the Procurator Fiscal where the penalties could include disqualification from driving and a fine.

Further weekends of action are planned by police in the region.

String of mountain bikes stolen in Peebles area

One of the bikes stolen in Peebles Credit: Police Scotland

Police in the Borders are investigating a spate of mountain bike thefts in the Peebles area.

Nine bikes have been taken, all of which are worth three or four-figure sums.

The thefts have occurred Thursday, March 16, and Monday, March 20, at four separate addresses. In all cases the bikes have been taken from secure sheds or garages with the locks being forced.

The thefts occurred at addresses in Grossland Crescent, Ballantyne Place, Crossburn Farm Road and Edinburgh Road.

In one incident that occurred in Crossburn Farm Road between Sunday, March 19, and Monday, March 20, five bikes were taken with a collective value of around £6000.

Inspector Tony Hodges of Galashiels Police said: “These thefts occurred at addresses where the bikes were secure, nevertheless we would ask that the public be aware of these thefts and be vigilant."

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The incidents took place at:

  • Ballantyne Place, between Thursday, March 16 and Saturday, March 18. One bike was taken.
  • Grossland Crescent, between Friday, March 17 and Sunday, March 19. One bike was taken.
  • Crossburn Farm Road, between Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20. Five bikes were taken.
  • Edinburgh Road, between Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20. Two bikes were taken.


£10k burglary sparks police warning

A £10,000 burglary has prompted police to warn businesses in the Kendal area to be on alert.

The burglary happened between 8:00pm and 00:34am between Monday March 6th and Tuesday March 7th.

Thieves went into what police are describing as an insecure property on the Mintsfeet Industrial Estate, Kendal and made off with stock worth £10,000.

​​​​​​​​​​​​Now police are urging businesses in Kendal and the surrounding rural areas to be vigilant, and lock their windows and doors, and securely store away items of value.

A spokesperson said: “Historically, insecure properties on industrial estates, and in rural areas have been targeted locally due to their locations.

"Criminals by nature are opportunists, and if they can gain access to your business without having to force entry then they will steal from you.”

​Anyone with information on this incident or any related incidents is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Missing: D&G teenager last seen at rugby club

15-year-old David Ormerod has been missing since Sunday Credit: Police Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway police are searching for a missing teenager.

15-year-old David Ormerod has been missing since Sunday 12th March and is said to have been last seen leaving the Dumfries Rugby Club.

David is a vulnerable young boy and we are treating his disappearance seriously. We have dedicated officers involved in the search and are visiting his known friends and family to try and trace him.

If anyone is found to be hiding David they may find themselves being arrested for their troubles.

– Inspector Rory Caldow, Police Scotland

David is described as 5'10" of slim build with a "Geordie" accent.

He may be seen anywhere around Dumfries, Newcastle, Thornhill, Huddersfield and Cumbernauld.

Police urge anyone with information to get in contact on 101.

Spaniel killed by hit and run driver

The dog was killed on the B7076 Credit: Google Street View

A cocker spaniel dog has been killed in a hit and run accident.

The black dog was found on the B7076 near to Stevens Croft Power Plant yesterday morning at around 7.10am.

Lockerbie police are now appealing for anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

Constable Nicola Brunton based at Lockerbie spokesman said: “It appears to have been hit by a vehicle which has failed to stop.

"Drivers are required to report such incidents to the Police and I would ask anyone with information in relation to this incident contact Police at Lockerbie on the 101 number.”

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