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Kelso shoppers’ handbags stolen from supermarket trollies

Two shoppers at a Borders supermarket had their handbags snatched on Thursday, April 20.

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In possession of knuckleduster

In possession of knuckleduster

A 30-year-old who was in possession of heroin and a knuckleduster at a house in Galashiels has been given a two-year DTTO (Drug Treatment and Testing Order).

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Forklift driver fined £1,200 for hare hunt

A hare-coursing gang member has been hit with a £1,200 fine after expressing the view that Scottish courts are soft on the issue.

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The centre at Glentress attracts many cyclists daily

Two bikes, valued at £5,500, stolen in daylight robbery

Borders police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of two high-value bicycles near Peebles.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Galashiels male, 16, accused of raping two 14-year-olds

A Galashiels teenager has appeared in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court charged with the statutory rape of two 14-year-old girls.

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Priorwood Court in Melrose.

Man in court to face charge of murdering his wife in Melrose

A retired firefighter has appeared in court charged with the murder of his 70-year-old wife.

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Hawick police station.

Cash stolen as burglars target Hawick nursery

A nursery in Hawick was burgled at the weekend.

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False bag-snatch claim proved costly

False bag-snatch claim proved costly

An investigation into a Hawick woman’s claim that her bag had been stolen ran up a bill of £2,000, Jedburgh Sheriff Court has been told.

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Broke window after boozing

Broke window after boozing

A 29-year-old man maliciously broke a window of a house after he left an adjacent pub in High Street, Eyemouth.

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Hawick man grew cannabis

Hawick man grew cannabis

A Hawick man grew cannabis valued at £600 in the bedroom of his home.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Getting the basics right...is a top priority for Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan.

SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Conversation and consultation...is vital to ensuring the success of the 2026 vision, according to Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick.

DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland’s 2026 vision

As policing beats go, they don’t get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley at the 2026 strategy launch.

Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation

The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force’s vision for 2026.

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Galalaw in Hawick where a young man was seen with a knife heading towards nearby Guthrie Drive.

Appeal to trace a knifeman

The public in Hawick could hold the key to tracing a man seen carrying a knife in the town last weekend.

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The three hooded raiders captured on CCTV.

Raiders hunted after car dealership theft

A hunt has been launched for hooded thieves after an early morning raid at a used car dealership in Hawick earlier this week.

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Melrose murder enquiry – woman named as Eileen Thomson

Melrose murder enquiry – woman named as Eileen Thomson

The 70-year-old woman at the heart of a Melrose murder enquiry has been named as Eileen Thomson.

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Hawick motorist ‘in too much of a hurry’

Hawick motorist ‘in too much of a hurry’

A provisional licence holder repeatedly overtook vehicles when it was unsafe to do so.

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Dangerous driving trial for Jedburgh accused

Dangerous driving trial for Jedburgh accused

A mini-bus driver will stand trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court accused of dangerous driving.

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Hawick man brandished pub bar stool

Hawick man brandished pub bar stool

A Hawick man involved in a town pub bust-up has been ordered to pay a total of £350 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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