CONCERNS have been raised and advice shared from East Lothian's police chief following the theft of several Ford vehicles in East Lothian.

This week, two Ford Focus ST-Line cars were stolen from addresses in Musselburgh and Tranent.

It was reported that the owners of the vehicles still have the keys for them.

Police believe that an electronic device may be being used to steal the vehicles.

Chief Inspector Neil Mitchell, local area commander for East Lothian, said: "If you have a Ford which is ST-Line, I ask that you take additional measures to prevent it from being stolen, such as parking a car in front of it if you can, or using some other creative ideas.

"We are doing what we can to tackle this, as it appears a national issue."