Stolen chains returned to jeweller

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TWO MISSING gold chains, stolen from High Street jeweller Hamish Smith at the end of last month, have been returned.

A thief made off with five chains, valued at around £700, but thanks to a huge community effort, he was later arrested, although only three of the pieces were recovered.

However, a good samaritan from Northcote Street found the jewellery in her garden and handed them in to police. And Hamish has now been reunited with them.

He said: “It was a terrible experience but it’s all ended very nicely thanks to the Hawick community. The police have also been fantastic.”