Vandals are targeted in operation

TWO police officers have been designated specifically to tackle vandalism in the town.

Operation Grasp was launched this week which will see police targeting hot spots which have been identified.

The initiative will run for five weeks, while work is also being carried out by Teviot and Liddesdale Community Safety Panel.

It comes as police continue to look into the vandalism caused at the war memorial last month, when electric lights were broken, causing £200 worth of damage.