Huttonian has undertaken
not to rant about the privileged business of the Community Council, so he won't, but I think it is in the public interest(and in the public domain) to refer to some of the 'category 4' incidents in the area mentioned by the Police Officer from Duns who briefed the gathering last night. 'A suspicious woman' caused some interest as did a 'man acting suspiciously'-it was not mentioned whether they were a suspicious item or separate category 4 events. However the startling item was 'gunfire in Hutton' Surely at least category 3? This was 'nighttime' apparently and I was not at all clear whether this was merely one of those automatic crow scarers whose timeswitch was on the blink or something more sinister. I have subsequently heard that the police were acting on information received from a resident of down town Hutton who heard what was thought to be shot guns at about 11pm at night.
Coincidentally Fishwick Special Branch has had reports of terrorist training camps in the depths of the Whiteadder Valley concealed by clumps of Giant Hogweed. Now that landowners have been subsidised to eradicate all this cover the local Qaida operatives have been on the move. FSB are not altogether convinced of the accuracy of their information which apparently came from a self styled Radical Islamic ex-terrorist found sleeping rough in Lovers Loaming (formerly a notorious spot for footpads and highwaypersons.). He parted with this information in exchange for the price of a 'cup of tea' but the vehemence with which he had apparently embraced Islam was somewhat undermined by the number of empty Cider bottles found in his 'camp' . Investigations continue and the risk of further outbursts of gun fire should not be ruled out.