The Dumfries control room at the Police Headquarters has closed this morning.
All emergency and non-emergency calls will now be taken from a control room in Glasgow. Police Scotland say it is part of their re-structuring process, but the decision has been met with public outcry. Around eleven thousand people signed a petition condemning the closure.
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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.