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Missing: D&G teenager last seen at rugby club

15-year-old David Ormerod has been missing since Sunday Credit: Police Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway police are searching for a missing teenager.

15-year-old David Ormerod has been missing since Sunday 12th March and is said to have been last seen leaving the Dumfries Rugby Club.

David is a vulnerable young boy and we are treating his disappearance seriously. We have dedicated officers involved in the search and are visiting his known friends and family to try and trace him.

If anyone is found to be hiding David they may find themselves being arrested for their troubles.

– Inspector Rory Caldow, Police Scotland

David is described as 5'10" of slim build with a "Geordie" accent.

He may be seen anywhere around Dumfries, Newcastle, Thornhill, Huddersfield and Cumbernauld.

Police urge anyone with information to get in contact on 101.

Spaniel killed by hit and run driver

The dog was killed on the B7076 Credit: Google Street View

A cocker spaniel dog has been killed in a hit and run accident.

The black dog was found on the B7076 near to Stevens Croft Power Plant yesterday morning at around 7.10am.

Lockerbie police are now appealing for anyone with information about the incident to get in touch.

Constable Nicola Brunton based at Lockerbie spokesman said: “It appears to have been hit by a vehicle which has failed to stop.

"Drivers are required to report such incidents to the Police and I would ask anyone with information in relation to this incident contact Police at Lockerbie on the 101 number.”


Police issue counterfeit banknote warning

Credit: Press Association

Police are urging shop staff in the Lockerbie area to be on the lookout for counterfeit banknotes.

The warning comes after several shops in the town reported a man attempting to use fake notes this morning.

The man is described as being around 40 years old and 5ft 5" tall with brown hair. He spoke with an Irish accent and had a younger boy around 11 years old with him.

"The usual pattern for this type of crime is the attempt to pass a very large note for a small priced item in the hope that it is accepted and the maximum amount of change is passed over.

"We also urge staff working in business premises to be alert for this type of crime and to get in touch with us through 101 if they come across such a scam."

– Constable Natalie Wilson, Police Scotland

Bomb disposal team travel 90 miles in 'suspicious car' blunder

A bomb disposal team was called. Credit: Martyn Benson.

A bomb disposal team had to travel 90 miles to carry out a controlled explosion on a 'suspicious' car, after a blunder by Cumbria Police.

However, the silver Vauxhall had been left outside Workington Police Station by officers, who were trying to help after the owner of the vehicle became ill.

The mistake meant a long trip for the two-man bomb disposal team from Catterick in North Yorkshire.


WATCH: Automated robot used to search car

Police have used an automated robot to search a suspicious car near Workington Police Station.

A controlled explosion had earlier been carried out on the vehicle.

This video was sent in by local resident Martyn Benson, who was told he may have to evacuate.

Explosion resident warned he may have to be evacuated

Martyn Benson took this photograph of the car being moved. Credit: Martyn Benson.

A resident of the street on which bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion of a car outside Workington Police Station says officers then used an automated robot to search the suspicious vehicle.

Martyn Benson received a knock on his door by a police officer at around 7:20am this morning.

She said there was an incident in the police station and could we move away from the windows to the front room and there was a possibility of being evacuated so that's what we did.

About 10 minutes later there was a loud bang followed a couple of minutes later by another loud bang at the back.

Being a bit nosey we went to the window and saw the bomb disposal unit at the gates of the police station, and they were in the process of using an automated robot to make their way to a car.

– Martyn Benson
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