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Man killed in Peebleshire road crash

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A 26-year-old man has died after his car crashed into a tree.

Oliver Eaton from Peebles, was driving a blue Audi S3, when it hit a tree on the A721 at around 9.50pm on Sunday 22 May, near Kirkdean, Peebleshire.

Police are today appealing for witnesses to come forward and want to hear from anyone who was travelling in the area around the time of this incident.

In particular, they want to speak to a driver with a black BMW who was nearby just before the collision.

Tragically this collision has resulted in the death of a young man. Our inquiries into this matter are continuing as we work toward establishing the full set of circumstances.

“I would encourage anyone who was travelling on the A702 or A721 at around 9:50pm or shortly beforehand on Sunday to contact us immediately if they witnessed either of these vehicles."

– Sgt Neil Inglis, Road Policing Unit, Galashiels


Unlicensed air weapon surrender ahead of new law

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Police Scotland are asking people who own an air gun without a license, to hand in their weapons.

New legislation coming into force in December means it will be illegal to have an air weapon without a license.

There is a surrender campaign from Monday 23 May until Sunday 12 June, where people can surrender their unlicensed air weapons by handing them into designated police stations.

Terrified horse and rider chased by Rottweiler for 3 miles

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Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after a large dog chased a rider and her pony for around three miles.

About 6:30pm on Thursday, May 19, the woman was on her horse in the Gattonside area near to the River Tweed.

Moments later a dog, thought to be a Rottweiler, broke away from its owner and began to chase the horse.

Fearing for the welfare of her horse, the women galloped in the direction of Gattonside mains farm, in an effort to lose the dog.

However, the animal continued to chase for around three miles before eventually being lost to sight.

Police are carrying out inquiries into the matter and are appealing for information in an effort to trace the dog’s owner.

Inspector John Scott based at Kelso police station said: “This was a frightening experience for someone to go through and dog owners must be aware of their responsibilities when taking their pets into rural areas.

“The chase began in a spot particularly popular with walkers as well as dog owners and I would be interested to speak with anyone who was in the area around this time.

“I also urge the owner of this dog to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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