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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


18-year-old seriously injured in crash with tractor

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An 18-year-old female was seriously injured following a crash involving a car and a tractor in the Borders yesterday afternoon.

The teenager was travelling in a Fiat car which collided with a tractor pulling a trailer on the A6105 road near Chirnside, Berwickshire.

She was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for emergency treatment.

The road was closed for several hours while an investigation took place into the accident, which happened around 1.45p.m.

Police Scotland have asked for any witnesses to get in contact.

Police appeal for Cumbrian next of kin

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Cumbrians are being asked to help trace the next of kin for a man from Shevington.

Eighty-one-year-old James Whinnerah passed away on May 31 at his home. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Greater Manchester Police believe he may have a step-sister called Eleanor who lives in Cumbria.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Coroner's Office on 0161 856 4685.

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