Musselburgh Community Policing Team have appealed for information after incidents of youths allegedly stealing milk bottles and eggs and smashing them against residents' doors.

Police are working in conjunction with East Lothian Council to tackle ongoing youth antisocial behaviour in the Clark Avenue, Moray Way and Somerset Fields area of Musselburgh.

Behaviour has included stealing and smashing glass milk bottles and eggs against residents’ doors.

Police carried out plain-clothed patrols in the area last weekend with no antisocial behaviour observed.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "This is reprehensible behaviour and is causing residents and families with young children fear and alarm and making them uncomfortable in their homes.

"East Lothian Council safer communities team, besides deploying two mobile CCTV units and conducting regular hi-visibility community warden patrols, will continue to work with young people through schools and youth outreach services to encourage positive behaviour within the community.

"Police officers from the East Lothian Community Action Team have carried out dedicated plain-clothes patrols in the area over the last weekend with no antisocial behaviour observed.

"This form of action will continue in order to keep residents and their properties safe."

Police are particularly keen to hear from residents who can identify youths involved and those with video or images of relevant incidents.

Anyone that can assist is encouraged to email or