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17-year-old who died in Moffat named by police

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A 17-year-old who died after being found unconscious at an address in Moffat has been named by police as Calum Lumb from the High Street in the town.

Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding his death, which is being treated as suspicious.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in relation to the incident.

Officers remain at the scene while forensics examine the property.

Chief Inspector Stephen Stiff said:

I can say at this stage we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this matter and the public should be reassured that their safety is a priority for Police Scotland. I would again stress that there is no danger whatsoever to the local community in the aftermath of this dreadful incident."


Police investigate suspicious death of 17-year-old in Moffat

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Police say they are treating the death of a 17-year-old teenager as suspicious, after he was found unconscious at an address in Moffat.

Emergency services were called to Moffat High Street at around 8.48pm on Monday 5 March.

The teenager was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where he was later pronounced dead.

Police remain at the scene while a full investigation is underway.

Local Policing Commander Chief Inspector Stephen Stiff said:

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the local community in Moffat that there is no danger to the public as a consequence of this incident. Officers will be in and around the Moffat area carrying out related enquiries and patrols are ongoing in support of the local community at this time."

– Stephen Stiff, Local Policing Commander Chief Inspector


Pregnant sheep seriously injured in Moffat attack

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Four pregnant sheep have been seriously injured in what police believe to have been a dog attack.

The farmer at Meiklehom Side, Moffat, came across the injured sheep on the morning of Sunday 28 January, three of which had to be humanely destroyed by a vet.

Police are appealing for witnesses to help them trace the dog(s) and the owner. Anyone with any information is asked to call 101.

The World Gold Panning Championships is taking place in Moffat

The World Goldpanning Championships take place in Moffat this week Credit: ITV Border

Thousands of prospectors from across the globe are arriving in Dumfries and Galloway to hunt for gold.

The World Goldpanning Championships take place in Moffat this week, as competitors attempt to find flakes of gold in sand and gravel:

This year's championships is the 41st to take place, and was last hosted in the UK in 1992.

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A74 accident closes lane of motorway

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An accident has closed a lane of the A74 motorway in Dumfries and Galloway.

Lane three of the northbound carriageway between Junction 15 Beattock and Junction 16 Johnstonebridge remains shut, and there are possible delays.

The accident, near Moffat, happened at around 3:30am this morning, and repairs to the barrier are continuing.

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