Midlothian crime: Youths threw stones at workers and smashed windows in Gorebridge on Halloween night

Gangs of young people cause chaos on Halloween night

Children as young as 10 years old are being hunted by police after a gang wreaked havoc in Midlothian on Halloween night.

Police in Midlothian have launched an investigation after young vandals threw stones at security workers and smashed windows in Gorebridge on Monday, October 31. Two teenagers wearing black tracksuits and hoodies threw stones at security staff and a vehicle at Colcoon Park, at around 7pm. The suspects, who fled the scene, are described as being male and aged between 13 and 15.

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A group of youths also smashed the windows of three LRT buses, between 6.45pm and 7.10pm on Monday night. Two of the buses were travelling into Hunterfield Road from Gore Avenue, while another was going up Gore Avenue. No one was injured during the three incidents. Police have said that the male youths involved were aged between 10 and 15, while the girls taking part were around 12 to 16 years old.

Police in Midlothian are looking for the vandals who smashed windows and threw stones at people on Halloween night.

Later that night, youngsters smashed the window of a house in Carlowrie Place, at around 7.40pm. The group ran off after being disturbed.

Following the incidents, officers will be carrying out patrols in the area. Police have urged anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage that could assist or any information about the incidents or persons responsible to come forward. You can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number Inc 3243 of 31/10/2022 (Colcoon Park), 3211 of 31/10/2022 (Hunterfield Road), and Inc 3524 of 31/10/2022 (Carlowrie Place). Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and at https://crimestoppers-uk.org or to Fearless at https://www.fearless.org.