Police out and about tackling crime issues around the town

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THERE were 546 reported incidents to police throughout May.

From this, there were 50 crimes and 31 solved, giving a solvency rate of 62 per cent.

The breakdown of the 50 crimes included 27 of dishonesty, 11 vandalism and five for the misuse of drugs.

Road checks have also been carried out on Weensland Road, Burnfoot Road, Guthrie Drive and Buccleuch Road.

PC Steven Irvine told a meeting of Hawick Community Council this week: “At this time we’re using it as an education tool. We’re trying to educate people about their speed in and around the town, trying to keep below 30mph.”

Meanwhile, police surgeries are continuing in local knitwear premises; Lockies (June 24), Hawick Knitwear (May 25) and Hawick Cashmere (May 26). Police will also be at Sainsburys on July 6 and Morrisons the following day.

And PC Irvine said that his community surveys, which have already taken in Weensland and Wilton Dean, will be continuing in the coming weeks into the Terraces as the local officers establish what the concerns are.

He said: “We would encourage members of the public to contact myself or my colleague, PC John Irvine, at the police station if they want to take part in the community survey or if they would like to raise any issues.”