Police hunt driver who damaged Abbey wall

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Five weeks after a wall around the grounds of Melrose Abbey was partly demolished by a hit-and-run driver, police have issued a fresh plea for witnesses.

A 10-metre stretch of dry stone dyke on Annay Road was struck on March 17. It’s estimated that it will take a substantial four-figure sum to repair.

Constable James Thomson said this week: “The dyke, which was re-constructed within the past 18 months, appears to have been hit at a low speed, possibly by a large vehicle carrying out a three-point turn.

“There were no markings or debris left and it looks like the wall has been hit with low impact.

“But it is a hit-and-run nevertheless, and a costly one, so we urge any 
members of the public with any details that may assist us to come forward.”

Call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.