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Galashiels male, 16, accused of raping two 14-year-olds

A Galashiels teenager has appeared in private at Selkirk Sheriff Court charged with the statutory rape of two 14-year-old girls.

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Hawick police station.

Cash stolen as burglars target Hawick nursery

A nursery in Hawick was burgled at the weekend.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Getting the basics right...is a top priority for Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan.

SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Conversation and consultation...is vital to ensuring the success of the 2026 vision, according to Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick.

DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland’s 2026 vision

As policing beats go, they don’t get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley at the 2026 strategy launch.

Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation

The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force’s vision for 2026.

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Galalaw in Hawick where a young man was seen with a knife heading towards nearby Guthrie Drive.

Appeal to trace a knifeman

The public in Hawick could hold the key to tracing a man seen carrying a knife in the town last weekend.

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The three hooded raiders captured on CCTV.

Raiders hunted after car dealership theft

A hunt has been launched for hooded thieves after an early morning raid at a used car dealership in Hawick earlier this week.

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Police have charged a man for stealing a charity tin.

Witness appeal after man seen in possession of a knife in Hawick

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a man being seen in possession of a knife in Hawick.

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From left: Chief Inspector Andy McLean, John Clelland, Bill Allison and Greg Noble want young drivers to take on the advanced driving course

Dates for over-65s roadshows

The Drivewise over-65s roadshows see participants get an presentation on modern driving and then a free refresher drive with an Approved Driving Instructor.

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Witness appeal following serious road traffic collision in the Borders

Witness appeal following serious road traffic collision in the Borders

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A703 near to Eddleston.

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Hawick's Cameron Jolly has got his stolen wheelchair back.

Hawick theft victim gets stolen wheelchair back

A brain-damaged man has been reunited with the wheelchair he depends upon to get around after it was stolen last week by thieves he has denounced as “lowlife”.

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Court cells vandal jailed

Court cells vandal jailed

A 29-year-old man who caused £300 worth of damage at Selkirk Sheriff Court cells complex has returned to the scene of his crime and been jailed for six months.

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Firearms have been stolen from a house in Denholm.

Three guns stolen from house in Denholm

Three firearms have been stolen from a house in Denholm.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Hawick man accused of abduction and assault

A Hawick man has been charged with abduction and assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

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Hawick police station.

Police slam theft of wheelchair from outside owner’s home as despicable

A wheelchair has been stolen from outside its owner’s home in Hawick.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Stalker wins appeal to get prison sentence quashed

A man jailed for eight months for stalking a former partner has had that sentence quashed on appeal.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

Boy, 16, charged after Tweedbank assaults

A 16-year-old male – who cannot be named for legal reasons – has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of two teenaged girls near Tweedbank on Friday, March 31.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.

Over two years in jail for Galashiels fraudster

A 37-year-old Galashiels man was sentenced to 28 months in jail on Monday, April 3, in Jedburgh Sheriff Court after admitting to a large bank fraud.

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