South Scotland

Galashiels gas arrears visit finds cannabis crop

Gas workers who forced their way into a house in the Borders over unpaid bills and to change the electric meter have discovered a "cannabis cultivation".

The incident occurred at an address on Kilnknowe Place in Galashiels on Wednesday.

Lothian and Borders Police were contacted and a number of suspected cannabis plants were recovered along with growing equipment.

A man has been charged with a number of drug-related offences.

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