Musselburgh Harbour: Police warn of 'serious repercussions' after groups of youths vandalise and throw life rings into sea
East Lothian police officers have warned of ‘serious repercussions’ after gangs of youths damaged and threw life-saving equipment into the sea at Musseburgh.
Police were called to Musselburgh Harbour on Wednesday morning following a report of vandalism to life-saving equipment.
It is understood that groups of youths have been jumping into the water and pulling at the life rings causing them to be damaged.
According to the police, a ‘number of’ life rings have also been thrown into the sea.
This news comes as there has been a number of reported incidents of vandalism to the area in recent days.
Police have commented that details have been noted and enquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “This act could have serious repercussions should that safety equipment be required and it not being there.
"If you have any information in relation to this incident please call 101 and quote PS-20210720-0809.”