POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a spate of crimes in the county over the festive period - including the heartless theft of presents from a Prestonpans home on Christmas Eve.

Cruel-hearted thieves are being hunted after stealing three bags of presents, containing toiletries and board games, from a house in High Street on December 24 between 2pm and 9pm.

Meanwhile, between December 29 and 31 a satellite navigation system was stolen from a Citroen C4 parked in Grange Crescent West.

On December 31, the rear windscreen of a Peugeot 206 was smashed whilst parked in Grange Crescent East, and, on New Year's Day, a window of the Gothenburg Public House, Prestonpans was also smashed.

In Haddington, a hydraulic petrol pump worth around £1,500 was stolen from a store area at Pure Malt Products on Victoria Bridge, between December 23 and 30.

A 22-year-old man from Haddington was issued with a fixed penalty ticket for drinking in a public place in the town's High Street on January 1, at 9.40pm.

And a 52-year-old Haddington man was also issued with a fixed penalty notice for urinating in a public place in Court Street, Haddington on January 3.

Meanwhile, a house in Duff Court, North Berwick, was broken into between 11am on December 31 and 11am on January 1, and items including jewellery and a camera were stolen.

In Dunbar, an 18 year-old man was issued with fixed penalty notice for headbutting a shop window in Dunbar High Street on December 31.

And overnight on January 2, a Vauxhall Vectra and a Vauxhall Corsa were both damaged by having their wing mirrors broken whilst parked in the car park at Dunbar Grammar School.

In Newbigging, Musselburgh, on January 3 a Smart Roadster was vandalised after having red and blue paint poured over the bodywork. A satellite navigation system was stolen from a Hyundai Santa Fe which was parked in the town's Eskview Crescent.

And on December 29, a computer was stolen from the offices of the Karting Indoors centre at Gladsmuir.

Anyone with information on the above crimes please contact the Police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.