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Hunt for missing woman’s body

DETECTIVES searching for missing person Emma Faulds from Kilmarnock have been conducting enquiries in Dumfries and Galloway  in an attempt to locate her body.

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Cattle stolen from field

TWO Cross Shorthorn cattle have been taken from a field near Castle Douglas.

£6k daylight jewellery theft

RINGS, cufflinks, necklaces and bracelets worth over £6000 were stolen from under the nose a Wigtown jeweller.

Catapult chaos

YOUTHS in Gretna are causing chaos with catapults and ball bearings.

Thieves cut padlocks in football club break in

THIEVES “knew what they were looking for” when they targeted Gretna Football Club, says the club chairman.

£105k drugs haul

DRUGS with an estimated street value of £105,000 have been seized on the A74 near Moffat.

Tributes to teen dad

TRIBUTES have poured in for a teenage father-of-one who died after being struck by a HGV on the M6.

Retailers fight back

FINANCIAL crime and scams were the focus of an event in Dumfries on Wednesday.

Campus package posed ‘no risk’ say police

A PACKAGE which caused a full scale alert at the University of Glasgow campus in Dumfries on Thursday did not pose a risk – police have revealed.

Rural alert after quad bike thefts

QUAD bikes were stolen from two Annandale farms this week, in raids worth thousands of pounds.

Drugs crackdown success

HEROIN, cocaine, cannabis and diazepam were among the drugs recovered during 12 police searches in a ten day period in the Galloway area.

Lockerbie disaster detective dies

TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of a former detective who led the investigation into the Lockerbie air disaster.

Police in schools

EVERY secondary school in the region has been paired with a dedicated police officer, in a bid to build better relationships with youngsters and tackle youth offending, anti social behaviour and truanting.

Helpline

ANYONE experiencing domestic abuse and/or forced marriage in Dumfries and Galloway is being urged to contact a new helpline.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline has just received a £1.7m boost and staff want to ensure more people are supported, protected and can access the emotional and practical support they need.
Manager Lydia Okroj said: “Domestic abuse and forced marriage are both isolating and frightening experiences and no-one should go through them alone; our helpline is there to ensure that no-one has to. We want to make sure that our number is known by everyone like another emergency service, giving a lifeline to those who need it.”
The helpline is available 24/7 on 0800 027 1234.

Break-in at Annan convenience store

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a break-in at an Annan convenience store.

Laser shone at helicopter

A LASER light was shone into the cockpit of a search and rescue helicopter when it flew over Sanquhar on Sunday night.

Police attend Dumfries Academy incident

POLICE were called to Dumfries Academy at around 10 am this morning following  reports a pupil had been injured.

Vandal’s fire raising spree

A FIRE raising vandal – caught on CCTV – went on an early morning crime spree this morning, setting fire to shop fronts and leaving disaster in his wake.

Warehouse theft

A DUMFRIES warehouse was targeted by thieves over the festive season.

Did you spot the Xmas Eve man?

AN URGENT appeal has been launched in Annan by police for information on a lone male on Christmas Eve.

The thief who stole Christmas

CRUEL thieves snuck into a Dumfries home to swipe wrapped Christmas presents.

Away with the manger

WITH the Angel Gabriel looking on, heartless thieves yesterday stole the Son of God . . . from a nativity scene outside an Annan church.

Rise in domestic abuse

THREE domestic abuse incidents are reported to police in the region every day.

Teen in court after car thefts

A TEENAGER has faced a court accused of stealing a car this week, driving dangerously in Eastriggs and Annan and colliding with a stationary police car and then culpably and recklessly driving on and endangering a policewoman who had hold of the car door handle.

Car blaze was deliberate

A POLICE investigation has been launched after a car was deliberately set on fire in Dunscore early this morning.

Beach bodies named

TWO bodies found washed up on a beach in Galloway at the weekend have been formally identified as missing couple James and Susan Kenneavy.

“Something has to change”, Sheriff tells repeat offender

A YOUNG man who admitted a series of offences including assaulting a woman to her severe injury has been told by a sheriff: “Your record is appalling at the age of 22 and you have caused your family no end of grief for years and years.

Mystery buyers snap up bank sites

LOCKERBIE and Annan’s former Royal Bank of Scotland premises went under the hammer last week and sold for a collective £156,000 to mystery buyers.

Body found

POLICE Scotland are appealing for witnesses in connection with the sudden death of a 62-year-old woman from Dalbeattie.

Major search for missing couple

A MAJOR land, sea and air search will continue today for a couple who have gone missing from the area.

 
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