Border golf clubs urged to be vigilant following shed break-ins

Published 23 October 2018

Police in the Borders are urging golf clubs to be vigilant and ensure that their property is secure following a break-in and an attempted break-in to greenkeeper sheds.

Both incidents happened overnight between Tuesday 22 October and Wednesday 23 October in the Hawick and Jedburgh areas.

In one incident a number of tools and a quantity of petrol was stolen and in the other an attempt was made to break into a shed but was unsuccessful and no items were taken.

Inspector John Scott of Kelso Police Station said: “We would urge golf clubs to check their security and take appropriate steps to keep their property safe. 

“Steps to make sheds secure include using sturdy locks and installing CCTV alarms. Any clubs who would like crime prevention advice can contact their local policing team.

“Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity around golf clubs in the area are asking to contact Police Scotland on 101 or make an anonymous report via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Find out more about local policing issues in this area by visiting: Hawick and Hermitage, Kelso and District, Scottish Borders, The Lothians and Scottish Borders

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