South Scotland

Security warning after Borders farm thefts

Police in the Borders have issued a security warning after a number of thefts from farms in the region.

It follows a spate of incidents on the Berwickshire coast and in Lauder.

Property including a chainsaw, strimmer, generator and a Ford Focus car was taken over the weekend.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Farms and rural properties are often considered attractive propositions for would-be thieves, given their remote locations in many instances.

"However, by making sure that your land is properly secured will deter criminal activity.

"Outbuildings and vehicles should always be locked securely when unattended and where possible, alarms and CCTV cameras should be considered."

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