Holiday Ruralwatch news

Fraser Laird reports the following:

"Sometime between 0730 hours on the 22nd December and 0730 hours on the 23rd December 2017 two garden sheds in the grounds of a remote cottage near to Balmerino, Newport were broken into and a number of items taken.

The sheds were protected by padlocks but it is thought that the hasps were not properly closed overnight.

Voices were heard around 2230 hours on the 22nd December but it was thought that they belonged to neighbours who often arrive home at that time so nothing was done at that time.

One of the sheds had the side ripped off it and the following items were taken,

  • Orange and white Petrol Stihl saw model number MS260 fitted with a 15” blade
  • Red and Black petrol hedge trimmer make and model unknown.

I have just received a report of hare coursing on a farm near to Kirkcaldy on the 26th December. Around 1630 hours a farmer and his wife were feeding cattle in a field when they became aware of two greyhound dogs in an adjacent field. The dogs, one brindle brown/grey, the other tan coloured were chasing a hare which they caught and killed.

The farmer heard voices calling and whistling on the dogs and observed three males described as follows, male 1, late 30's, 6 ft tall, stocky build, short blonde hair, clean shaven, wearing light coloured sweatshirt and dark trousers, the other two were 20-30 years old, shorter, slighter build with short dark hair, one had sharp facial features, both in dark clothing. The males covered their faces when they realised that they had been seen by the farmer and his wife and made off towards a nearby wooded area.

If you have any information with regards to the above incident please contact the Police by telephoning 101.”

Fraser Laird

Community Safety Officer
Violence and Alcohol Reduction Unit - Prevention
Police Scotland

Brunton House
320 High Street

Telephone 01383 318745

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