CLAIMS that vehicles were repeatedly driven at excessive speeds in Prestonpans yesterday afternoon have resulted in arrests.

Police have confirmed that a 32-year-old man was apprehended on the town's High Street and charged with various road traffic offences.

It was alleged that he had earlier been driving a VW Golf and had failed to stop at about 4pm when instructed to do so by police on Mid Road.

A second man was then arrested after he allegedly failed to stop his car for police in Prestonpans at about 5.30pm the same day.

The 19-year-old was said to be driving a Vauxhall Astra and was later arrested and charged when the vehicle stopped in North Berwick.

Inspector Dougie Wardell, of Police Scotland, said: “At around 4pm on Sunday, January 22, 2023, a VW Golf failed to stop for police on Mid Road, Prestonpans.

"The car was found on Kirk Street and the 32-year-old male driver was apprehended on High Street.

"He was arrested and charged in connection with road traffic offences.

“Around 5.30pm, on the same day, a Vauxhall Astra also failed to stop for police in Prestonpans. The car stopped in North Berwick and a 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with road traffic offences.

Both men were due in Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Residents have claimed that cars were being driven at excessive speeds in the town yesterday, particularly on West Loan and Schaw Road.