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Another flock shock

A MOFFAT farmer has lost his sheep – for the fifth time in four years.

£10k reward for robbery information

INDEPENDENT charity Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward of up to £10,000 for information after an elderly Dumfries couple were assaulted in their own home during a brutal robbery.

80 attacks on NHS staff

OVER 80 assaults on NHS staff were reported in Dumfries and Galloway last year.

Busy new year for police

POLICE were called to 67 incidents across the region in the first seven hours of January 1.

Hundreds of children detained by D&G police

YOUNG people under 18 were taken into police custody in Dumfries and Galloway almost 300 times in less than 18 months.

Region’s armed police in 46 call outs

ARMED police officers were called to more than 40 incidents in Dumfries and Galloway over the last five years.

Well heeled thieves

THIEVES showed police a clean pair of heels when they made off with £125,000 worth of shoes from an Annandale service station.

Trio sought after £40k store theft

TECH valued at about £40,000 was taken from a store in Dumfries in an early morning raid this week – but
bosses there say it’s business as usual.

Toddler rescued from floods

A MUM and her small child were rescued from their car after it became trapped in flood water on Tuesday afternoon.

Avoid stolen goods this Christmas

POLICE Scotland has launched a campaign to deter the public from buying potentially stolen goods, which fund serious and organised crime.

Puppy trafficking plea

WORK is continuing to tackle illegal puppy trafficking through the region.

Concern for hen harriers

RSPB Scotland is appealing for information following the discovery of the body of a hen harrier found to have been shot and the sudden disappearances of two young satellite tagged hen harriers.

Give views on policing

VIEWS are being sought on policing in Dumfries and Galloway.

Caravan stolen

A CARAVAN worth £15,000 has been stolen from Moffat.

Xmas zero tolerance warning for drivers

MOTORISTS in Dumfries and Galloway have been warned there will be a zero-tolerance approach to drink and drug driving this Christmas.

Van stolen in Dalbeattie

Police are investigating after a van was stolen in Dalbeattie earlier this week.

702 cases of domestic abuse

MORE than 700 incidents of domestic abuse were reported to police in Dumfries and Galloway in the space of just 183 days this year.

Tool theft

TOOLS worth £700 have been stolen from a van in Lochmaben.

Police name A74(M) victim

POLICE have named the man who died in a crash on the motorway on Monday morning.

Car found in hunt for missing man

SEARCHES are taking place today after an elderly man went missing from the region.

New sheriff sworn in

A NEW sheriff has been installed at Dumfries following the departure of Sheriff George Jamieson to Kilmarnock earlier this year.

High value theft

A FIVE figure sum was stolen from a business in Dumfries sometime overnight.

£80k drugs haul

A DRUGS haul worth an estimated £80,000 was seized on the motorway in Annandale last night.

Appeal for taxi drivers

DETECTIVES investigating a serious assault in Dumfries are appealing for two taxi drivers to contact them. 

Driver crackdown

DRIVERS locally who risk the safety of themselves and other road users by using mobile phones, speeding or not wearing a seatbelt are to be the focus of a campaign this week.

Tackling crime

SAFETY advice was dished out to shoppers in Dumfries this week.

Police investigate Annan car fire

POLICE believe a firework may have been the cause of a car fire in Annan last night.

£100k cannabis haul

THE sheriff at Dumfries has heard how a routine police check on a car on the M74  resulted in the seizure of cannabis worth up to £100,000.

Man hurt in B724 smash

AN Annan man is in a critical condition following a car crash near Clarencefield.

£8k armoured cable stolen from quarry

ELECTRICAL cable worth £8000 has been stolen from Locharbriggs Quarry.

 
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