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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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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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Inchmyre in Kelso.

Knifeman jailed for attack on Kelso grandmother

A knife attacker was jailed for 12 years today for stabbing a defenceless woman 40 times as she lay in bed sleeping.

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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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Councillor Euan Robson

Police adaptation must not sideline the Borders

A plan to improve the effectiveness of Police Scotland as it adapts to the age of cyber crime must take account of the distinct policing needs of rural areas like the Borders.

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RTC Duck row Jedburgh

Two-year ban for Hawick bus driver who did this

A bus driver from the Borders has been banned from the road for two years after his vehicle was left hanging over the side of a river bank.

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Police outside the Manchester Arena last night.

Borders MPs condemn terror attack at concert

The Borders’ two sitting MPs have added their voices to the horror expressed following last night’s terrorist atrocity in Manchester.

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Backdamgate in Hawick.

Warrant issued for arrest of Hawick mobility scooter theft accused

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of an alleged thief after he failed to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court yesterday to answer two charges.

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Watson McAteer outside Hawick Police Station

Fears voiced that burglaries are on rise in Hawick

Fears are being voiced that burglars from further afield could be targeting Hawick.

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Cameron Jolly after being reunited with his mobility scooter.

Man accused of stealing £3,000 mobility scooter from outside Hawick home

A man has been charged with the theft of a £3,000 mobility scooter and a wheelchair from outside a house in Hawick.

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Hawick Community Hospital.

Normal service now resuming at Borders health centres hit by cyber attacks

Normal service is now resuming at Hawick Health Centre following last Friday’s cyber attacks by hackers using ransomware.

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The Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

NHS Borders hit by hackers demanding ransom payouts

NHS Borders is among more than 30 UK health boards being targeted by cyber attacks.

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Deans' Bar in Orrock Place, Hawick.

Hawick pub hit by vandal rampage

One of Hawick’s newest bars has been forced to close its doors temporarily after vandals went on a window-smashing spree.

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Police appeal following Hawick housebreaking

Police appeal following Hawick housebreaking

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a high-value housebreaking in Hawick over the weekend.

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Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Bank customers are being warned of a new scam which is seeing fraudsters stealing large sums of money from victim’s bank accounts.

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Hawick man’s victim had learning difficulties

Hawick man’s victim had learning difficulties

A Hawick man has admitted assaulting a man with severe learning difficulties at a Galashiels superstore.

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Kelso man fined £400 for Hawick road rage

Kelso man fined £400 for Hawick road rage

A 31-year-old man has been fined £400 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court for brandishing a metal wheel brace during a road-rage incident in Hawick.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

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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