THREE teenagers have been arrested - one for alleged police assault - after officers were called out to a large-scale disturbance involving dozens of youths drinking alcohol on school playing fields on Friday evening.

Police received calls from residents and people walking their dogs near to the fields behind Knox Academy, Haddington, amid claims that up to 60 youths were drinking alcohol and that fighting had broken out among some of them.

Police confirmed that two males - aged 14 and 18 -  and a 16-year-old girl were arrested at the scene and charged with a number of offences including police assault, breach of the peace and vandalism.

Police Scotland said investigations into anti-social behaviour in the area on Friday evening were continuing.

A police spokesperson said: "Following a report of youth disorder at the Knox Academy playing fields in Haddington, local officers have arrested and charged three youths aged 14, 16 and 18 for offences including breach of the peace, police assault and vandalism.

"Enquiries are ongoing into other incidents of anti-social behaviour in the area."

Reports have been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.