AN EAST Lothian police car was vandalised while parked late at night at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

A window of the marked car was smashed while two officers were inside the hospital; they had been escorting a person to the ERI who required medical attention.

The incident happened some time between 12.10am and 1.30am on Wednesday, June 19.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Chief Inspector Neil Mitchell, East Lothian Local Area Commander, said last Thursday: “This kind of behaviour is completely irresponsible and means a vital police resource is now off the road while it is repaired.

“To target a marked police car while it is parked at a hospital shows a complete lack of respect for the job emergency services do and this cannot be tolerated. If anyone was at or around the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary during the early hours of last Wednesday and saw anything suspicious or has any information regarding this incident, please contact us on 101 quoting incident 117 of June 19, 2019.”