Teens charged over Musselburgh vandalism spree

TWO teenagers have been charged following a series of vandalism incidents in Musselburgh last month.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 12:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 12:44 pm
File picture: Steven Scott Taylor

During the early hours of Saturday 20th February, 20 vehicles in North High Street, New Street and the Eskside West areas of Musselburgh were targeted and sustained damage to their wing mirrors and windscreens.

A house was also damaged after an upstairs window was smashed and the total value caused was estimated at around £10,000.

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Following a thorough investigation by local officers the males aged 15 have been charged and will now be reported for these offences.

Police are currently following a positive line of inquiry to trace other individuals believed to be involved.

Inspector Andrew Harborow from Tranent Police Station said: “This was a significant spate of destruction, which left the home and vehicle owners extremely upset at the damage caused.

“Despite these arrests, our investigation into these incidents is continuing and I would ask anyone with any further information that can assist with our inquiries to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.