Raid on Christmas tree farms hit the Borders

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A Christmas tree firm in the Borders is stepping up security after more than 400 trees were stolen last week.

It is the latest in a series of raids on remote forests across the region.

Most of trees take at least a decade to grow to a size that suits homes. Those taken from the farm south of Jedburgh were destined for shops.

Over the next few weeks eight million Christmas trees will be sold across the UK.

Christian Lullaford, from Danish company Hengensen, operates the plantation and said steps would be taken to avoid a repeat incident.

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