Duns: New crime wave horror
None of the candidates at the forthcoming hustings have raised the question of crime in the Borders as far as Huttonian knows and it and the causes of it and whether to be tough about it seems not to be an issue. And yet the doings if Sheriff Kevin of Duns and his colleagues at the Berwickshire District Court continue to fill the pages of the Berwickshire News attracting as much coverage, if not more, as the Foulden, Mornington and Community Council.For goodness sake. Local names sell local papers and there must be a lot of unsuccessful offenders out there who like to see their names in print and rush out to buy the BN.
Crime of the week, worth a large chunk of reportage in the District Court, headed 'NOISY' was committed by a 16 year old Duns youth, guilty of causing annoyance by 'playing music too loud'. Wretched fellow 'operated a CD player and a stereo system as to give another person reasonable cause for annoyance and failed to desist on being required to do so by a police officer.
Not banged up. But 'sentence deferred until October 16 to allow him to be of good behaviour'
That seems rather a long period of grace before he has to turn the machine down to a lower volume? And I wonder if it was the same acne afflicted young man who was turning up the decibels of an 'entertainment centre' to its highest volume in the Duns Golf Club (MPBUI) last Thursday when I was trying to enjoy a post golf sausage in a roll with deep fried chips' (That was hard enough, never mind the 'music') Even his mates urged him to shut it a bit to within their comfort zone but he ignored their pleas or perhaps could not hear them.
Where are the Fuzz when you need them.
Roll on 16 October.