A man has been charged in connection with a number of break-ins to farm buildings and agricultural vehicle thefts in the Borders.

It follows three incidents in Kelso on August 2 and 14 similar offences in Hawick and Jedburgh in March.

A 42-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incidents.

Detective Constable Andrew Hope of Galashiels CID said: "Officers in the Borders are committed to doing everything in their power to identify those involved in criminal activity that affects our local communities most.

"Break-ins and thefts can often have a devastating impact on victims and business owners alike which is why tackling these types of crimes remains one of our top priorities.

"Please always remain vigilant and take all possible steps to safeguard your property, and report any suspicious behaviour or vehicles to Police Scotland on 101."

For further advice or information on rural crime, visit www.scotland.police.uk/ruralcrime