Speed camera in Borders set on fire in early morning vandal attack

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Road probe: Vandals set fire to the speed camera.©: Comedy Nose/Flickr

A speed camera in the Borders has been set on fire in the early hours of the morning.

The camera at Hiltonshill on the A68 near St Boswells was set alight at 1.45am on Friday.

It has been badly damaged in the attack and officers are appealing for information to track down the vandals.

Inspector Carol Wood said: "Once again a safety camera, which is a vital tool in keeping our roadways safe has been targeted in an act of reckless and culpable behaviour.

"Any motorists who were on the A68 in the early hours of Friday morning and remember seeing anything suspicious are asked to contact police immediately.

"Similarly, anyone with information that can help trace those responsible for this incident is also asked to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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