TWO men have been arrested after bank staff in Musselburgh reported concern for an elderly man who was trying to withdraw a large amount of money.

Police were contacted by staff members of the Clydesdale Bank on High Street yesterday (Thursday) after the man attended.

Enquiries revealed that the man had been contacted by phone by people claiming he had tax arrears and to make arrangements to have this paid.

While police were speaking with the man, he began to receive further phone calls to instruct him that men would be going to his home to collect the payment.

Two men aged 21 and 22 have now been arrested and charged. They are due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later today.

A police spokesperson said: "We would like to acknowledge the good work of the vigilant staff members who brought this to our attention and to the wider financial sector who are often the first to identify financial risk and vulnerability."