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65-year-old man killed in crash on A77

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A man has been killed in a single-car crash just west of Lochans near Stranraer.

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 15:30 on Tuesday.

The driver of the white Peugeot 207 involved in the incident was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for more information.

We are keen to speak with anyone who was in this area at that time and who may have information, or dash cam footage, regarding this incident. We are especially keen to speak with the driver of a vehicle travelling on the A77 heading towards Portpatrick, who we believe may have witnessed the incident."

– Sergeant Bob McNay, Roads Policing Unit

Any witnesses are asked to contact 101.

Tuesday's Representing Border

We report from Stranraer as four hundred activists gather in the town for the opening of Scotland's Rural Parliament. It's the first time the Parliament has met in the South of Scotland and it's due to consider a wide range of issues including the impact of Brexit. Peter MacMahon speaks to the new Rural Affairs Minister. Also on the programme - the parents of a student who killed herself in a young offenders institution call for an independent review of deaths in custody in Scottish jails.


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Thieves target poppy collections

Thieves target poppy appeal collection tins.

The police in Southern Scotland are looking for witnesses after four poppy collection tins were stolen from shops.

Detectives say they want to speak to two men and two women in connection with the thefts in Lochmaben - including a woman who was captured by CCTV footage.

The group are all described as being in their 20s and of Asian appearance. Police say one of the women was wearing a long black skirt and spoke with broken English.

One of the men had a burgundy zipped jacket and curly hair.

The other man is described as wearing a black jacket.

Police are warning that the group could target other towns and villages in Dumfries and Galloway.


UK Weather Forecast: A wild end to the working week

Heavy rain and strong to gale force winds will spread east this evening, before clearing to the east during the small hours.

Further heavy and blustery showers will follow on behind with the risk of hail and thunder. Minimum temperature 6 °C.

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