Man charged with Peebles car thefts

A 26-YEAR-OLD man will appear at Duns Sheriff Court on Wednesday charged with stealing cars in Peebles.

The man was arrested after allegedly threatening drivers and taking the cars across a number of areas of the town on Monday.

Police have made it clear the incident is not being linked to their enquiries into two attacks on woman in Peebles last week. They are appealing for anyone with information about either incident – one of which took place in a High Street shop on November 13 and the other near Tesco in the early hours of Saturday morning – to contact them immediately.

Anyone with tip-offs can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.