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.

Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 3:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 5:20 pm
Life-saving equipment has been vandalised at Musselburgh Harbour and police have warned this could have 'serious repercussions' (Photo: Police Scotland).

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.

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It is understood that groups of youths have been pulling at the life rings causing them to be damaged and throwing some into the water (Photo: Police Scotland).

This news comes as there has been a number of reported incidents of vandalism to the area in recent days.

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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.”

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