South Scotland

Forklift thieves strike at farm near Lauder

Thieves have made off with a forklift from a farm in the Borders prompting a police appeal for witnesses.

The red Manitou vehicle - registration SN12 BVZ - was taken from land close to the A697 near Lauder some time overnight between Monday and Tuesday.

An Audi car and a van were seen in the area in "suspicious circumstances" around midnight.

Anyone with any information about the incident or who saw anything suspicious should contact the police.

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