A SPATE of vehicle vandalism in Tranent saw more than 20 cars and vans attacked in the space of a single night.

Residents have been voicing their anger after a number of car tyres were slashed over the weekend with a sharp implement, possibly a screwdriver.

More than 20 cars and vans across six streets are said to have been affected, with the incidents reportedly taking place between 11.30pm on Saturday and 6am on Sunday morning.

The streets affected were Robertson Avenue, Robertson Drive, Lindores Drive, Coalgate Avenue and Coalgate Road, with one resident on Northfield also affected the previous night.

Hamish Innes, a resident of Lindores Drive, told the Courier: “My car was in the driveway so whoever did this entered my property.

"Emotions are running high in the community as it’s one thing after another.

“I myself had my shed burnt down last year. We work hard, trying to get through life the best we can, and this happens. Something needs to be done, it’s getting worse.

“A lot of cars nowadays don’t have spare tyres so it’s not an easy fix for some. I myself was lucky in a sense as I have breakdown cover so I got help to get the wheel off and get it replaced at a cost; others may not be so lucky.

“We shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.”

Residents took to social media to express their anger, with one saying: “I am furious. What possible pleasure can people get from this pointless vandalism?”

The Courier has contacted the police for comment.