A PAY and display machine at one of East Lothian’s coastal car parks has been targeted by a potential thief.

An attempt was made to break into the machine at Tyninghame Links between Monday and Tuesday.

Police are appealing for any information in relation to the attempted break-in.

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 1423 of February 18.

A spokeswoman for East Lothian Council confirmed a replacement machine was now needed.

She said: "The damage is such that it's not operational but a replacement will be in place shortly."