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PC White signs off after keeping the peace across Galloway

A Police Scotland constable who has pounded the streets of Newton Stewart, Stranraer and Castle Douglas in his 30-year career retired from the beat at the start of this month.

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Elizabeth Bowe died on September 20, 2016.

Police join forces on A77 campaign

Police in South Ayrshire and Galloway are joining forces on a two-week initiative to improve road safety on the A77.

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Stranraer Sheriff Court

No jail for online ‘groomer’

A 56 year-old man who ‘groomed’ girls online escaped a jail term when he appeared on Wednesday at Stranraer Sheriff Court.

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Police Scotland

Bogus workmen warning

“If in doubt - keep them out” is the message Police Scotland wants the community to think about after cold callers to homes offering to carry out tarmac and driveway work.

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No-one should be bought or sold, says justice minister Michael Matheson.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

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Crimestoppers wants people to speak up about hate crime.

Scots urged to report hate crime

Crimestoppers is urging people to report incidents of hate crime across Scotland.

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Police seek witnesses to attempted robbery in Stranraer

Police seek witnesses to attempted robbery in Stranraer

Police want to trace two men after a 35 year-old man was attacked in an attempted robbery in Stranraer.

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The equipment was stolen in St Andrews.

Police seek witnesses to stolen van

Police in Stranraer are investigating the theft of a white Citroen Berlingo van, registration mark SE07 EHS.

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IAM RoadSmart recommends  a drink-drive rehabilitation course should be made compulsory for those convicted of drink-driving, as opposed to it being voluntary.

Road safety charity call to reduce deaths caused by drink-driving

The UK’s biggest road safety charity is calling for a compulsory rehabilitation course as well as visible policing and a cut to the drink-drive limit to reduce the number of deaths on the roads.

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Stranraer Sheriff Court

Jailed after string of assaults

A 32 year-old Kirkcowan woman was sent to prison for a total of 180 days by a sheriff at the court in Stranraer on Wednesday after a string of assaults.

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Police issue 
counterfeit note warning

Police issue counterfeit note warning

Police Scotland is again warning businesses in Dumfries and Galloway to be on their guard for counterfeit notes after two were tendered as genuine the Shelter Scotland charity shop in Dumfries.

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Thieves attempt to steal a nursery bus

Thieves attempt to steal a nursery bus

Police Scotland officers in Stranraer are carrying out enquiries after attempts were made to steal the Busy Bee’s nursery bus.

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Police are appealing for information.

Police seize £50,000 worth of heroin

Four people, including a 71 year-old man, are expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court today, (Tuesday 12 September) after £50,000 worth of heroin was seized by police.

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Reward offered after pensioner robbed

Reward offered after pensioner robbed

The family of a pensioner whose house was broken into are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved.

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Dog owners across Scotland could face criminal charges if their dog attacks an assistance dog. Pic: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL.

Scots warned to keep their dogs on a tight leash

Dog owners across Scotland could face criminal charges if their dog attacks an assistance dog.

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Puppies seized by the SPCA from the boot of a car at Cairnryan in June 2016.

SSPCA puppy powers could be extended at Cairnryan port

A project to combat the illegal puppy trade between the UK and Ireland could be extended for another year.

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Key statistics from Crimestoppers show 575 criminals were arrested and charged.

Record number of Scots reporting crimes

Over the last 12 months independent charity Crimestoppers has received a record number of reports from the Scottish public – as people speak up to help make streets and communities safer.

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Some of the Loch Ryan oyster catch. Picture Credit: Colin Tennant

2000 oysters stolen on eve of festival

Organisers of the first oyster festival in Stranraer are determined the theft of 2000 Loch Ryan oysters will not disrupt plans for the event.

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Mr Thom with his parking fine

Supermarket car park fine for good samaritan

A good samaritan from New Galloway who gave pensioners a lift to go shopping in Dumfries was stunned this week to get a £70 parking fine through the post.

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The move is part of the way polcing will be conducted during the Festival. Picture; Greg Macvean

Stay safe at Electric Fields say police

With the Electric Fields Music Festival coming up fast at Drumlanrig, Thornhill, (Friday 1-Sunday 3 September 2017) Police Scotland and the organisers are calling on all those attending to have fun, but to keep themselves safe.

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