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Boy, 5, seriously injured after collision with car in Peebles

The west entrance to the Peebles Hydro Hotel Credit: ITV Border

A 5-year-old boy has suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in Peebles.

A Vauxhall Insignia car collided with the boy on the A72 Innerleithen Road near to the west entrance to the Peebles Hydro Hotel.

It happened at around 7.45pm on Sunday 8 April.

The boy was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh with serious injuries, where he remains receiving treatment.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 3660.

Pensioner banned from driving after passenger killed in Peebles road accident

A pensioner has admitted causing the death of an 87-year-old man by careless driving following a road accident near Peebles.

73-year-old old John Foster pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to the offence which happened on June 4 last year.

Robert Kerr from Glasgow was a passenger in Foster’s car when there was a two vehicle collision on the A72. He died in hospital shortly afterwards.

Foster, of Moodiesburn near Glasgow, has been given an interim disqualification preventing him from driving.

Peebles man charged with attempted murder

Selkirk Sheriff Court Credit: ITV Border

A 51-year-old Peebles man has appeared in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court charged with attempted murder.

Colin Boyle is charged on petition with committing the offence at his home in Cuddyside at around 1.10pm yesterday.

A 34-year-old man is said to have sustained a serious wound that required treatment at Borders General Hospital.

Boyle made no plea and the case was continued for further examination. He was granted bail by Sheriff Peter Paterson.

Police Scotland have appealed for any witnesses who were in the Cuddyside area of Peebles at lunchtime on Monday to come forward.


86-year-old woman killed in Borders collision named

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The 86-year-old woman who died in a road collision near West Linton has been named by police as Joan Mellors from Peebles.

Mrs Mellors suffered fatal injuries after her silver-coloured Honda Jazz left the road as she was travelling on the A701 and overturned before coming to a stop in a field.

Road Policing Officers are continuing with their inquiries and anyone with information should contact the Road Policing Unit in Galashiels via 101, quoting incident number 1276 of 11 October.

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