The town of Galashiels in the Scottish Borders has been given the first ever Safer Town Centre Award in Scotland.
The prestigious award is the result of partnership working between a number of organisations including; the local council, the police and the Chamber of Trade.
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Mark Quigley dragged "defenceless" victim Ryan Burns by the throat from a bar stool inside the Yellow Earl pub late on December 30.
34-year-old Andrew Bell held a child in a headlock and dragged her four meters down the street whilst under the influence of drugs.
Police are carrying out investigations following a spate of break-ins and thefts in both Hawick and the rural areas of Allerdale.