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Thieves net 250,000 whisky haul

Locharbriggs
The whisky was stolen from a site right next to a police station

Thieves have stolen more than £250,000 worth of whisky from a transport depot just yards from a police station.

Two loaded trailers of Grants-branded whisky, which were due to be driven to France, were taken from the secure compound at Locharbriggs in Dumfries.

The whisky arrived at the yard at about 1830 GMT on Wednesday. However by the time two drivers went to collect it at 0400 GMT on Thursday, it was gone.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Those responsible made off with the haul despite the depot being protected by guards, electronic gates and cameras.

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary said the two yellow container-style trailers had Currie transport insignia on the sides.

The yard exits onto the A701 Dumfries to Moffat road. Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen them being towed away to come forward.



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