Five incidents of vandalism, five assaults and two thefts were recorded by police in Cockenzie and Port Seton over the last month, while nearly 150 calls about incidents in the area were made to officers during that time.

Between May 3 and June 7, 146 telephone calls to police about the Cockenzie and Port Seton area were made, leading to 29 crimes being recorded.

They were: one housebreaking with intent; one theft opening locked premises; one theft opening locked premises with intent; one within building with intent; five vandalisms; five assaults relating to one incident; four threatening or abusive behaviour; two thefts; one shoplifting; one fraud; one communications; three breaches of ASBO; one road traffic; two miscellaneous.

At the local CAPP meeting in April, police priorities identified included tackling youth anti-social behaviour and also focusing on speeding vehicles, particularly on Links Road, Port Seton, and Dean Road, Longniddry.