Lothian police mounted on quad bikes clamped down on young trouble makers in anti-social behaviour hot spots

Police in East Lothian have been using quad bikes to carry out patrols to clamp down on anti social behaviour.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 3:32 pm
Updated Monday, 19th July 2021, 3:32 pm

In a message on social media, police confirm that the quad bikes were patrolling hot spots in Haddington where anti social behaviour complaints were made.

These areas include Neilson Park, Knox Playing Fields, Lady Kitty’s Garden, Whittinghame Drive and the town centre, where ‘young troublemakers’ appear to congregate.

There was a special concern for those drinking alcohol in these public areas.

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Police Scotland added: “The quad bikes allow officers to quickly move between areas, easily accessing these, allowing focused patrolling and the targeting of problem areas.

“The officers engaged with a number of small groups of youths at various locations throughout the evening, however none of these were engaging in ASB.

"Officers did, however, have to warn a number members of the public in relation to the prohibition on consuming alcohol in public places.”

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