Two held over thefts

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POLICE investigating the thefts of large amounts of cigarettes in Galloway have made two arrests.

Two men from the north-east of England were seized in the early hours of Monday.

The arrests of men aged 41 and 42 follow thefts from the Cooperative Store, Castle Douglas, Newton Stewart’s McCreadie’s Garage and premises in Gatehouse, Thornhill and Annan.