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Bikes worth £7000 stolen in Peebles

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Police are appealing for witnesses after several of high value bicycles were stolen in Peebles.

Two houses were broken into sometime overnight between Wednesday, July 20th, and Thursday, July 21st, at neighbouring addresses in St Andrews Road.

Two bikes, a Specialized Camber Comp Carbon and a Carrera Valour, worth in total around £4000 were taken in one incident.

Meanwhile, a nearby shed was broken into resulting in the theft of five more bikes worth a total of around £3000.

They are:

  • - A black and grey Genesis Core
  • - A black Specialized Langster
  • - An unmarked carbon fibre racing bike
  • - A black bicycle with Claude Butler and Teviot Cycle stickers displayed
  • - A Gary Fisher mountain bike with yellow writing on the frame

"We're very keen to trace whoever is responsible for these thefts and reunite the owners with their property.

"I want to hear from anyone who knows anything about these break-ins or who has been approached to buy a second-hand bike in the area in recent days.

– Inspector Mike Bennett

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Charity plans to bring defibrillators to Borders schools

Avril Brown. Credit: ITV Border

A charity founded in memory of a mother-of-two who died following a cardiac arrest at the age of 35 is planning to install defibrillators at schools across the Scottish Borders.

In the three years since Avril Brown passed away, the charity Avril's Trust has raised more than £30,000 for lifesaving equipment at the Borders General Hospital.

Now, the Trust are planning to hold a Fun Run in Hawick on 18 September.

They hope to use the money raised to pay for defibrillators at schools throughout the Borders.

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