Rural crime crackdown

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Police in the Borders launch new rural crime campaign Credit: ITV Border

Police in the Borders have launched a new campaign to crackdown on rural crime.

Officers say they also want to target bogus callers.

Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson said: "We are encouraging farm owners and home owners to take a lot more responsibility for their property.

The second part of this is the creation of a no-cold calling zone. This is an initiative to try to empower the community to work with us."

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Crime prevention in the Borders

An initiative is being set up in the Borders to help prevent crime in East Berwickshire. Officers will be visiting people's homes to give advice on security and are also setting up a register of push bikes