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You must comply, say police

POLICE Scotland’s top cop says he expects everyone to comply with the new social distancing measures announced by the Government last night.

Al Megrahi appeal due

A DECISION is due today on whether an another appeal can take place into the conviction of Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.

Wildlife crime SOS

HELP is being sought from the public to tackle the ongoing issue of raptor persecution across the south west of Scotland.

Domestic abuse at ten year high in DG

THE number of domestic abuse cases recorded by police in Dumfries and Galloway last year rose to 1296 – the highest in ten years.

Drop in sex crimes

SEXUAL crimes are down significantly in Dumfries and Galloway and there have been fewer serious assaults, according to Police Scotland figures released today.

Vandals rubbish beer garden

A LOCKERBIE business owner has told of “disgraceful” behaviour after vandals threw a road sign and a sandbag in his beer garden.

Stolen sheep

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a theft of approximately 56 mules from a Kirkcudbright farm.

Warning after man loses £4k in scam

AN Annan man lost nearly £4000 after falling victim to a telephone banking scam.

Hate crime appeal

A WOMAN who shouted and swore at another woman in front of parents and children at a primary school in Dumfries is being sought by police.

Bomb found on lorry bound for ferry to Cairnryan

POLICE say dissident Republicans planned to blow up a lorry due to travel on a ferry to a Dumfries and Galloway harbour, on the day the UK left the European Union.

Do you know this woman?

POLICE have released a reconstruction photo in a bid to identify a woman whose body was washed up in the region over two years ago.

Witness appeal

A WOMAN was injured in an alleged assault on her farm.

Shoe thieves strike again

THIEVES have made off with a haul of shoes from Lockerbie Lorry Park – the second such robbery in a month.

Body identified

THE woman whose body was found on the shore near Cummertrees last week has been named by police this morning.

Business break in

WITNESSES are being sought after a break in at an Annan business.

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.

 
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