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Police investigate Glentrool break in

Police Scotland is investigating an attempt to break into the Glentrool Visitor Centre, Newton Stewart sometime overnight Thursday 13/ Friday 14 July.

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Thefts of quad bikes and tractors has fallen in the last two years.

Fall in tractor and quad bike thefts

Scottish farms have seen a welcome fall in tractor and quad thefts since an initiative to tackle the theft of farm machinery was launched two years ago.

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Galloway police target phone use while driving

Galloway police target phone use while driving

Police in Dumfries and Galloway will this week target those who use a mobile phone or other ‘distraction device’ whilst driving on the region’s roads.

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Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

A warning has been issued over pet fraud - after a national increase was reported.

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Dumfries Court

Carer who stole from elderly client is jailed

A Wigtownshire carer who stole £84,000 from her elderly client’s bank accounts was jailed for 22 months by a sheriff at Dumfries Court yesterday.

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Three drug search warrants were executed at three properties in Kemnay and Inverurie early yesterday morning

Be safe on roads this summer

Police Scotland Roads Policing Inspector Campbell Moffat is reminding motorists across Dumfries and Galloway that the start of the school summer holidays is a time to remember that there is a likelihood of more vulnerable road users on the roads.

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BT customers warned over fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Police investigate sexual assault

Police investigate sexual assault

Police Scotland have confirmed that they are continuing to carry out investigations into an allegation of sexual assault in Holm Park in Minnigaff, Newton Stewart.

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Police launch roads campaign

Police launch roads campaign

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are being encouraged to take extra care on the roads, as Police Scotland launched a national vulnerable road users campaign this week.

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Some of the WOMANS group with the hanging baskets

Community group’s hanging baskets vandalised

The leader of the new volunteer group aiming to improve the look of Newton Stewart and Minnigaff was in despair after the group’s hanging baskets were vandalised in Albert Street.

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Stranraer Sherrif Court

Not guilty verdict in fatal accident trial

Sixty-two-year old Anthony Soriani, who was accused of breaching Health and Safety rules, after a fatal accident at a Tarff Valley depot in Whauphill, has been found not guilty.

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Armed police will remain at the Scottish Parliament

Armed policing to continue at Scottish Parliament

Armed police officers will stay at the Scottish Parliament for the time being following a security review in light of UK terror attacks.

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£2000 stolen in yard 
break-in

£2000 stolen in yard break-in

Police Scotland in investigating a break-in at a business in Dalry, Castle Douglas over the weekend.

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£12,000 fine after roof fall

£12,000 fine after roof fall

A Castle Douglas firm who admitted breaching health and safety regulations after an accident at a Stranraer farm were fined £12,000 by a sheriff at Stranraer Court on Wednesday.

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Warning over fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC

Action Fraud, the national fraud and security reporting service, is warning people again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

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Armed police in London following the Borough Market attack. Pic: SWNS

Snap poll finds 75% want British police routinely armed

A snap poll has suggested that that three quarters of Johnston Press readers would back the routine arming of police officers in the UK.

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36” TV stolen from flat

36” TV stolen from flat

A 36” flat screen TV, mobile phone and various items of hairdressing equipment were stolen from a flat in Stranraer on Monday (June 5).

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Police keen to identify young man after van theft

Police keen to identify young man after van theft

Police are looking for a young man wearing camouflage clothing in connection with the theft of a van in Kirkcudbright.

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The incident happened at the school on Monday, May 29.

£13,000 worth of heroin seized in Kirkcudbright

Police Scotland officers carried out searches at two addresses in Kirkcudbright on Wednesday 31 May and as a result recovered heroin with a value of almost £13,000.

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