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Fire destroys house in Annan

Credit: Dumfries Galloway Police Division

A fire has destroyed a house in Annan during the early hours of this morning.

Police officers are working with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to find the cause of the incident at the house in Northfield Park.

A vehicle parked in front of the house was found alight at around 12.15am and the fire quickly spread to the property.

No one was injured in the blaze.

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Hundreds of litres of heating fuel stolen in Annan

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Around 700 litres of heating fuel, costing around £350, have been stolen from a tank in Annan.

The incident happened sometime between Wednesday 11 and Friday 20 October in the Howcreek area of Cummertrees.

Police Scotland said:

This theft has happened in a rural part of our beat and as such we want to hear from anyone in the Cummertrees area who may have seen anything suspicious over the past few weeks.

We are keen to hear about any strange callers to isolated premises, or strange vehicles going about the area."

– Constable Tammy Smith

Anyone with information should call 101.


Police identify woman killed in serious house fire

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Police have named the woman who died in a serious house fire in Annan as Andrea Aitken.

The 46-year-old died at a semi-detached property in Addison Place in the early hours of Friday 11 August.

Andrea was rescued from the house by firefighters, but died at the scene.

Her relatives have been informed.

Investigations into the cause of the fire have established there were no suspicious circumstances.

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Police warn of increase in car break-ins at D&G town

A spate of vehicle thefts have occured in Annan, Dumfries & Galloway Credit: PA

Local residents in Annan are being warned to be more vigilant when leaving their cars unattended.

A spate of thefts occurred in the town overnight Monday 3rd to Tuesday 4th July, including:

  • Costume jewellery and a bank card stolen from a black coloured Peugeot 308 car parked on Springbells road
  • Tom Tom satellite navigator blue stolen from a blue coloured Audi A4 car parked on Guysgill road
  • Two satellite navigators stolen from a black coloured Volkswagen Golf car parked on Kennels Road.

Clearly someone is sneaking about the town through the night and stealing from cars that are not secure.

We urge anyone leaving their car to ensure that it is locked up and any valuables are either removed or placed out of sight in the vehicle.

Anyone who has any information about these thefts, the value of which is mounting and well into the hundreds of pounds now, to get I touch with us at Annan on the 101 number."


Funding available for D&G parks

Agnew Park, Stranraer Credit: Visit Scotland

£500,000 of funding is set to go towards parks in Dumfries and Galloway, and members of the public have been invited to share their views on which parks the money should be used on.

Dumfries & Galloway council say the money will be put towards making parks in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer more accessible, especially for children and people with disabilities.

Suggestions and feedback are being taken here.

It is vital we provide accessible and modern play areas for the children of the region. This money will be spent on upgrading parks in 3 of our main towns in the region, but we need your input to tell us where you’d like the money allocated to. We have some beautiful parks throughout Dumfries and Galloway, and this funding will allow us to improve and replace equipment to make the play parks accessible, compliant and fun for children. Please take 2 minutes to complete the survey online, or pop into one of our facilities to pick up a hard copy.

– Councillor Andy Ferguson, Chairman of the Council’s Communities Committee
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