South Scotland

Call for vigilance after spate of thefts in Borders

Police have asked residents in the Scottish Borders to be extra vigilant after a spate of vehicle and diesel thefts over the weekend.

In the early hours of Saturday, a Landrover worth about £20,000 was stolen from a farm in Innerleithen.

A Mitsubishi was taken from Muirleuch Farm, Lauder, at midnight on Saturday.

And several properties in Innerleithen, Stow and Heriot also reported that various quantities of diesel had been stolen in the past 48 hours.

Local community inspector Tony Hodges said: "Both of these vehicle thefts have happened in fairly remote locations and we have also taken a number of reports this weekend in relation to the theft of diesel from similar rural locations.

"I would ask that those living in rural areas of Tweeddale, Lauderdale and the A7 corridor north of Galashiels take extra steps to secure vehicles, outbuildings and outside diesel tanks."

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