Police and fire services warn of waterways dangers at South Esk River

Local police and the fire brigade have been engaging with people in Midlothian about the risks of local waterways during the latest spell of hot sunny weather.

Police were on patrol yesterday at the South Esk River.
Police were on patrol yesterday at the South Esk River.

Yesterday (Wednesday) Midlothian Community Police and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service teamed up to carry out patrols along the footpath adjacent to the South Esk River at Lothianbridge and the surrounding area on the waterway.

During their patrols they engaged with members of the public, providing advice on water safety, fires and anti-social behaviour.

This joint patrol by the emergency services was carried out in response to concerns raised regarding young people jumping into the river from the dam, and reports of youth related anti-social behaviour.

Community police will continue to carry out patrols in the area.