South Scotland

Lauder and Kelso diesel raids spark fuel warning

Police in the Borders have urged businesses to be on their guard after a spate of diesel thefts in the region.

The latest incident happened at a yard on Sprouston Road in Kelso at 00:15.

The Whitlaw Industrial Estate in Lauder was also targeted sometime between 8 and 11 January.

A police spokesman said there had been a "marked increase" in such crimes and asked businesses and the public to report any suspicious activity near HGVs or industrial estates.

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