A YOUTH has been charged following complaints regarding youngsters, some on electric scooters, behaving dangerously in Prestonpans.

Police in East Lothian yesterday said that some young people had been hitting the emergency stop buttons on buses in the town and harassing drivers and passengers.

A police spokesperson said that the behaviour was “extremely dangerous” and “impacting on the local community and services”.

Police confirmed today that a youth had now been identified and charged in relation to these alleged incidents.

A report has been submitted to the youth justice officer.

The spokesperson added: “Our proactive work will continue in the area to provide reassurance to the public.”

Additional patrols by uniformed and plain clothed officers are being carried out.

Parents have been asked by police to “consider where their own children are and what they are doing when not at home” particularly in relation to the current lockdown restrictions.