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Police release pictures of dangerous 'Pink Pills'

Police have released images of pink tablets believed to be responsible for a number of casualties. Credit: Police Scotland

Police Scotland have released images of the notorious 'Pink Pills' which are believed to have caused a number of casualties in the Scottish Borders.

Several young people have experienced adverse effects after consuming an unidentified pink tablet, leading to ten hospitalisations and two arrests in connection with the incident.

Jamie Bonnor Thomson, has been charged with culpable and reckless conduct, while Connor Jackson, 18, was arrested just 24 hours after being released from hospital for possession of a knuckle-duster.

All of the people hospitalised were male, and between the ages of 14 and 18.

In the interest of public safety we have today issued an image of this as yet unidentified substance.

There may be more of these pills in circulation in the Hawick area, and possibly even farther afield, and I would ask people to please be vigilant and to contact police if you are offered this pill or have information relevant to our ongoing enquiries.

Likewise, anyone who has consumed this pill and who feels unwell, or knows anyone who appears unwell after taking the substance is asked to please seek medical attention as soon as possible.

– Detective Inspector Steven Bertram of Police Scotland.


Six years for man convicted of robbery

Taylor Wright Credit: ITV Border

A man who terrorised an elderly woman in her Scottish Borders home has been jailed for nearly six years.

21 year-old Taylor Wright forced entry into the victim's house in the Yarrow Valley in March by brandishing an imitation gun before assaulting and robbing her.

He was sentenced at Edinburgh High Court yesterday.


Weather: Afternoon update

Credit: Met Office

Sunny spells in the north as cloud rolls in from the south west.

Rain will then move in.

Any remaining rain will turn patchier for a time this evening before a second band of persistent rain, heavy at times with risk of thunder, moves northwards for the second half of the night.

Feeling mild. Minimum Temperature 14°C.

WATCH: Teapot tea room travels to France

Drinking tea is a very British past time, but now a little bit of the Borders has taken the idea of a teashop to the next level in the South of France.

A café has opened its doors inside a massive teapot built in the Scottish Borders. Artist Ian Hunter sold the quirky property last year.

We showed Ian how his magical teapot has become a little bit of British tradition in France.

Jenny Longden reports.

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