South Scotland

Kelso clubbers given drugs and weapons all-clear

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Image caption The checks at the nightclub were part of the ongoing Operation Jingle

Police drugs and weapon checks at a Scottish Borders venue have given clubbers the all-clear.

They were carried out on 150 people attending The Vibe nightclub in Kelso between midnight and 02:00 on Sunday.

Plain-clothes and uniformed officers were supported by colleagues from the dog section to carry out searches. A metal detector was also used.

The "anti-violence initiative" was part of the ongoing festive campaign, Operation Jingle.

Insp John Scott said: "We want to ensure the festive party goers within the Borders remain safe at all times and so we worked closely with staff at The Vibe to carry out targeted search activity of all those coming into the premises during peak hours.

"No crimes were detected and no illegal or dangerous items were found on any of the patrons and I'd like to thank all of these individuals for their patience, support and co-operation.

"We are committed to tackling violence and disorder, particularly related to the night-time economy and will continue to work with licensed premises staff to keep their customers, and the rest of the public safe."

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