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Appeal for witnesses after crash involving police car

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A witness appeal has been issued following a serious road crash involving a police car in the Scottish Borders.

The incident happened on the A72 at Horsburgh Ford, near Peebles, at around 7:20pm on Saturday.

The police car was responding to an incident when it was involved in a collision with a silver BMW 1 Series.

The 44-year-old male driver, 36-year-old female passenger and two children aged five and one were taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment before being released.

The male driver of the police car, 25, was also taken to hospital but was discharged later that evening.

Police say inquiries are under way to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

It is not known whether the police vehicle had its blue lights on at the time of the incident.

We would urge any other motorists who were on the A72 on Saturday evening and witnessed what happened, or who believe they have any other relevant information, to contact police immediately.

"Similarly, anyone who thinks they might have dash-cam footage, which has captured the collision, should also get in touch."

– Sergeant Paul Ewing from the Lothian and Scottish Borders Road Policing Unit