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Two people charged for drugs offences

Two people have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act following in Galashiels.

Officers carried out a search of an address in Kenilworth Avenue on Tuesday June 12 where they recovered 50g of cannabis and over £3,000 in cash.

A 37-year-old man was arrested in connection with this seizure.

The following day a search was undertaken at a home in Galapark, where personal quantities of cannabis and heroin were found within. A 47-year-old woman was subsequently arrested.

Both the man and woman will appear in court at a later date.



Man arrested following Galashiels attempted vehicle theft

The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 1 September Credit: PA

A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged following the attempted theft of a vehicle in Church Street, Galashiels.

The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 1 September, following a cold call at the address. The man was detained by officers a short time later. He appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court on Monday 4 September. Galashiels Police said:

Cold calling is a crime that can affect anyone and those responsible, like bogus callers and rogue traders, are often extremely convincing in how they approach and interact with potential victims.

Please report any suspicious activity to Police on 101. If the person refuses to leave your door, or you feel threatened or scared – call 999 and ask for the Police."

– Paul Begley, Police Sergeant, Galashiels Police Station
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