Kelso councillors briefed on February crime statistics

Eight thefts and a number of incidents involving anti-social behaviour and minor driving offences made up the police case load in Kelso for February.

The figures were given by PC Suzanne Howgego to last week’s meeting of the town’s community council.

Traffic incidents comprised three minor road accidents and a man charged with driving while disqualified in Farrier Court on February 12.

There were six incidents involving anti-social behaviour and vandalism, as well as enquiries into eight thefts, including those involving clothing from several town centre shops, two vehicles being stolen, alcohol shoplifted from a supermarket and a break-in theft at Keltek Electronics on the Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate.

There was also a male charged with threatening and abusive behaviour and bail offences following an incident in Inchmyre on February 24.

PC Howgego informed community councillors there were no specific incidents regarding drugs in the Kelso area or regarding the behaviour of young people in February.

The community council has flagged up crimes of dishonesty, speeding, drug dealing and misuse and anti-social behaviour as its policing priorities.