THIEVES have broken into two churches in Kelso.

The incidents occurred overnight between Wednesday (May 9) and Thursday (May 10) at Kelso North Parish Church, Kelso Old Parish Church and a café at The Knowes, with cash stolen from two of the premises.

In a seperate incident, at around 11.35pm on Thursday evening, a 35-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man were arrested following an attempted housebreaking at a chemist in the Horsemarket.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Halls said: "Whilst we are not linking these four incidents, it is concerning for Kelso to experience these crimes and my team are carrying out inquiries into them all.

"I'm keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of any of the affected premises at the relevant times and may have seen or heard anything which may assist our separate investigations."

Contact Galashiels CID on 101 quoting reference 504 (North Parish Church), 985 (Old Parish Church), 1082 (café) or 4491 (chemist) of Thursday, May 10, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.