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Seagulls shot in Berwick

Police are investigating after a spate of seagull shootings in Berwick.

Dead and injured seagulls having been found in the areas of Ravensdowne, Parade, Walkergate and Church Street.

Several birds have died after being shot with an air weapon in the last three months.

A seagull Credit: PA

We want to remind people that it is an offence to kill or injure seagulls. It is also very distressing for members of the community to find these dead and injured birds where they live.

The people responsible may not only be committing offences by shooting gulls, but could endanger the public by using firearms in a public place."

– Neighbourhood PC Beth Spours

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number of 258 29/06/16 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Berwick woman killed in Scottish Borders crash

A woman who died in a road crash near Kelso on June 17th has been named as Michelle Bennett.

Police Scotland confirmed the 47-year-old, from Berwick-Upon-Tweed, died after the Suzuki Ignis she was travelling in overturned on the B6350 near Redden Farm.

A female passenger was air lifted to hospital in Edinburgh, and remains in a serious but stable condition.

A further two passengers, and the female driver of the car, were taken to Borders General Hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Officers are asking any witnesses to get in touch by calling Police Scotland on 101.

East Coast Mainline delays after person hit by train

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays on the East Coast Mainline after a person was hit by a train.

Virgin East Coast has announced that all lines are blocked between Berwick and Newcastle. Services are expected to resume some time after 1:15pm.

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