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Witnesses sought following assault

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Hawick.

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The newly refurbished Tweed Bridge has already been vandalised.

MSP’s anger as vandals attack historic bridge

A Selkirkshire councillor has condemned vandalism to the Old Tweed Bridge near Selkirk as thoughtless and stupid.

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Mess found at Selkirk's industrial area.

Complaints made about travellers

A manager of a local business has hit out at mess, which is thought to include human excrement, left in the town’s industrial park.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court

Theft landed Jedburgh man before the bench

A memorial garden bench which had gone missing from a grassy area in Jedburgh was spotted several days later, repainted and with the plaque missing, at a property elsewhere in the town.

When Alexander Wood was confronted by police about the matter, he said he thought the bench had been abandoned and there was no plaque on it when he came across the structure.

The 42-year-old pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to a charge of stealing the bench by finding it on land at Old Bridge End on March 20 without attempting to discover the true owner.

Prosecutor Tessa Bradley told the hearing on Monday that the bench had been donated by the landowner in memory of his wife and also a man who had landscaped the area for the enjoyment of others.

He had noticed it had gone missing and around a week later his daughter spotted the bench in a garden in Jedburgh’s Grieve Avenue. Although it had been painted green, she recognised it due to its distinctive shape.

Wood was apologetic to police, saying he thought it had been abandoned and had painted it green to blend in with his garden.

Sentence was deferred on Wood – who is currently serving a custodial sentence for another matter – until October 30 to allow him to start saving up £200 for the cost of restoring the bench to its original condition.

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David Carney driving his car through Duns the day before the tragedy.

Jim Clark Rally death crash driver tells of horror at seeing accident victim knocked into air

The driver of the car involved in the crash that killed three people watching 2014’s Jim Clark Rally in the Borders has told an inquiry of his horror at seeing one of the accident victims “flying in the air”.

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Police appeal over stolen moped

Police appeal over stolen moped

Police in the Borders are investigating following the theft of a yellow Lambretta moped from Galashiels.

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Mum-of-four Kirsty Parker.

Teacher banned from road over crash near Denholm that killed mum of four

A primary school teacher has been banned from the road after admitting causing the death of a mother of four by careless driving.

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Peebles murder victim Alex Stuart.

Tributes paid to Peebles postwoman stabbed to death

Tributes have been paid to a 22-year-old woman stabbed to death in Peebles yesterday, August 6.

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Galashiels transport interchange.

Woman robbed of cash near Galashiels bus station

A woman was robbed of cash near Galashiels transport interchange last Friday, August 4.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Man facing murder charge today over death of woman, 22, in Peebles

A man is due to appear in court today, August 7, charged with murder following the death of a 22-year-old woman in Peebles yesterday.

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Richard Cassidy has been jailed for life and told he won't be eligible for parole until 2033 at the earliest.

Killer faces dying in jail for murder of Tweedbank pensioner

A murderer looks set to die behind bars after being jailed for life and told he can’t apply for parole until 2033 at the earliest.

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Drumlanrig Place in Hawick.

Hawick traders urged to remain on alert despite arrest

Continued caution is being urged among retailers despite a man being arrested and charged in connection with a series of town centre break-ins over recent weeks.

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Hawick Harlequins' shed in Wilton Lodge Park.

Vandals destroy rugby club’s shed in Hawick park

An amateur Hawick rugby club are counting the cost after vandals carried out a mindless attack.

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Richard Garrie surveying the damage done at Tweed Road Stores in Galashiels.

Borders shop, hotel, hair salon and post office targeted by raiders

Four Borders businesses and another nearby were targeted by raiders in the space of a few hours on Sunday morning.

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Lady Dorrian, chairwoman of the Scottish Sentencing Council.

Public consultation on sentencing guidelines for Scottish courts

The public is to have a say in the development of Scotland’s first sentencing guideline which will influence the way offenders are sentenced in our courts.

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Reward offered for information on Tweedbank phone line vandalism

Reward offered for information on Tweedbank phone line vandalism

A reward of up to £1,000 has been offered for information that would lead to the arrest of vandals who cut phone cables near Tweedbank last week.

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The new law came into force from July 3, 2017

Sharing intimate images without consent is not always about revenge

Organisations backing a new law to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent have underlined the crime isn’t always about revenge.

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Hawick councillor Watson McAteer outside Retreat in Silver Street, Hawick.

Police deny claim of crime wave

An ex-police chief claims Hawick is in the grip of a crime wave after the latest in a series of shop raids in the town netted the culprits a £4,000 haul this week.

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The stolen black RS500 model is still missing.

Police issue Scotland-wide appeal after theft of rare cars

Police officers investigating the theft of cars from the Buchan area are making a Scotland-wide appeal to the public for information as extensive enquiries continue to trace them.

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