Police receive ba’ players complaint

Police were called to Denholm earlier this month after a resident complained about the behaviour of particpants in the village’s traditional hand ba’ competition.

It was heard at a meeting of Denholm Community Council last week that the call was made to officers by the village home-owner, after she had become upset by the attitude of ba’ players in her garden. This complaint was among a variety of incidents which were reported to the meeting by local PC Allan Patterson, who revealed that officers had attended an array of problems since the start of the year.

In January, a lorry which was reported stuck outside Oliver’s Garage, at the corner of the Wee Green, had disappeared by the time officers attended. And several reports were received about traffic lights at the west side of the village not working.

Officers had to trace a man accused of domestic violence in early February, who was then cautioned and charged. And the Cross Keys pub suffered a Valentine’s Day robbery, with the theft of two planters from outside the premises.

At the end of last month, police received a call about the occurrence of the illegal blood sport, hare coursing, at Courthill Farm, near Appletreehall.
Three men were said to be involved, but they had disappeared before the officers arrived.