LETTERS are being sent to the homes of more than a dozen teenagers regarding anti-social behaviour in Cockenzie and Port Seton.

Police officers have been working alongside East Lothian Council community wardens following a rise in complaints about youth-related anti-social behaviour in the area.

Incidents have included buses being damaged by youngsters throwing objects at them.

Enquiries are continuing in a bid to identify those responsible for the disorder.

On Thursday, November 5, a spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Yesterday, the enquiry team identified and charged two youths with a number of offences committed over the past week.

“Thirteen other youths, identified as being within the group causing disorder, will be getting letters sent home from the anti-social behaviour team.

“Should these youths become involved in disorder again, there are processes where we can escalate the action beyond what has been taken.

“Our enquiry team have positive lines of enquiry in relation to other offences and more youths will be traced and charged in the coming days.”

Officers have been assigned to deal with disorder in Cockenzie and Port Seton on a daily basis, with national officers also being drafted in to work alongside them and community wardens.

The spokesman added: “We are committed to dealing with this issue and will take a zero-tolerance approach.”

Anyone with any information regarding anti-social behaviour should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.