Brechin and area crime file

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Tayside Police are asking for help in relation to a suspicious incident reported to police on November 9 adjacent to the Brechin Equestrian Centre at Haughmuir, opposite Brechin Castle Centre.

A burger van was set on fire some time around 6.40 p.m. at that location and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. If any person has information relating to this incident and, in particular, any sightings of a silver coloured vehicle seen near the area they are asked to contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222.

Between 5.10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, and 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, the lens of a CCTV camera was smashed at Brechin Recycling Centre, Commerce Street, Brechin.

Some time between noon on Tuesday, November 6, and noon on Wednesday, November 7, an attempt was made to force open the door of a lock-up garage off Scott Street, Brechin, breaking the lock. Entry was not gained therefore nothing was stolen.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or for anyone with any information regarding these crimes to contact them either at Brechin Police Office, by calling 0300 111 2222 or using the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.

Tayside Police are also asking people in Angus to be aware of counterfeit £20 notes. While initially the counterfeit notes were all Clydesdale Bank, there are now Royal Bank of Scotland counterfeit notes in circulation, most with the serial numbers B84361501; C7168405; and C7168404.

In lost property, police have had a watch and a child’s rucksack containing clothing and a toy handed in from the Leisure Centre which they had had for some time.

Please call at Brechin Office to enquire, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tayside Police is carrying out enquiries after a 79-year-old man died in a one vehicle traffic incident on the Newbigging to Carlungie road in Angus on November 11.

His car – a silver-coloured Volvo – had been travelling westwards between 10.30 and 11.40 p.m., when it left the road, collided with a fence and came to a rest in a ditch. The road was closed for a time to allow crash investigators to carry out enquiries at the scene and establish the full circumstances around the incident. Tayside Police would appeal to anyone who has any information to call 0300 111 2222.