A MAN and a woman are due to appear in court after allegedly stealing their neighbour's furniture.

Police were called to a house in Hawick's Fisher Avenue in the middle of last month following a reported break in.

As well as electrical kitchen equipment and bedroom furniture, a bed and mattress had been stolen during the raid.

On Monday of this week a search warrant was executed at another property in the same street - and all of the items were recovered.

Chief Inspector Andy McLean, Local Area Commander for the Scottish Borders said: "What these arrests should demonstrate is our commitment to investigating all reports of housebreaking robustly to return stolen goods to their rightful owners and bring offenders to justice.

"Acquisitive crime in any form will not be tolerated and should you be found to be involved in offences of this nature, you can expect to be arrested."

A 32-year-old woman and 35-year-old man were arrested and are due to appear in court.