Speed cameras found dumped in reservoir off A68

Vandalised speed camera on the A68 along the Newtown St. Boswells by-pass.

Vandalised speed camera on the A68 along the Newtown St. Boswells by-pass.

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TWO speed cameras cut off from their mountings in theBorders have re-appeared, at the bottom of a Northumbrian reservoir.

The cameras were discovered last month in Catcleugh Reservoir, which lies alongside the A68 just four miles south of the Carter Bar.

The dry spell had resulted in a substantial drop in the water level, exposing the dumped cameras, which lay in an overspill area close to the road.

They were discovered by Northumbrian Water staff on June 16.

Officers from Northumbria Police and Police Scotland attended and the cameras were identified as being those taken from north of the border.

Officers from the Scottish side of the border are leading the enquiry into their removal and dumping.

In March, the cameras at Huntford and Camptown, the first two on the Scottish side of the Carter Bar, were attacked.

They brought the total number of cameras on the A68 removed to six.

A month earlier the camera at Longnewton Sawmill, between Jedburgh and St Boswells, was removed.

The first attack of its kind occurred in October last year, when cameras at Birkenside, near Earlston, and at Headshaw, near Oxton, were cut off. One on Newtown St Boswells bypass was removed in December 2012.