South Scotland

Scaffolding stolen from Langholm's Skippers Bridge

Thieves have stolen scaffolding worth thousands of pounds from repair works on a bridge in Dumfries and Galloway.

It was taken from the Skippers Bridge in Langholm at about 18:20 on Wednesday.

The scaffolding had been dismantled following the repairs and two men were seen loading it onto a lorry with a white cab at the side of the road.

The value of the scaffolding has been estimated at about £5,000. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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