A youth organisation in Tranent had its window broken over the weekend, with the group's indoor activities set to be disrupted as a result.

Recharge, on High Street, offers a variety of activities to youngsters aged 11 to 18 to help build their confidence, esteem and life skills.

The vandalism occurred at about 11pm on Saturday.

A spokesperson for the group said: "At about 11pm, one of our front windows got smashed and unfortunately this will effect the delivery of work indoors this week.

"We will be getting in contact with regular attendees about what will be happening as we don’t want to put anyone at risk until we are sure that all the glass is cleared up safely particularly as it is on the couches."

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The window has since been boarded up with help from East Lothian Council, and councillor Colin McGinn.

The spokesperson added: "We would like to say a big thanks to Colin McGinn and East Lothian Council for their help and support in securing the window. If anyone is aware of anything then please contact police Scotland."

Councillor Colin McGinn, ward member for the town said: "It is disappointing to see the damage, especially given the work Recharge do in the community.

"It is a reckless act of stupidity that leaves a lasting impact in that they won't be able to operate properly for at least a week.

"It may well have been an accident, there was blood on the pavement so there is obviously a concern someone was hurt, but it is not good for Recharge."

Fellow ward councillor Lee-Anne Menzies said engaging with those who broke the window was important.

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She said: "I think it is important to note that we do not yet know the circumstances of the damage. It looks like it was deliberate, it may have been youths or it could be someone in their 40s, we don't know.

"I think going forward prevention is key, whether that's putting something in front of the window or taking other measures.

"Recharge do a lot for the community and I think if it is a young person who has done it, then engaging with them is important.

"It is never to late to start engaging with people, and groups like Recharge do that all the time. They are a great asset to the community."

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Mike Falconer, chair of Tranent and Elphinstone Community Council, added: "It was very disappointing to see that the window was damaged. "Recharge are a vital part of the Tranent and East Lothian community and it is vital that their work is not interrupted.

"I hope the window is fixed soon and that work can resume. The work Recharge does for Tranent is essential."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said:  “We were called around 11pm on Saturday, 18 November, to a report of vandalism in the High Street area of Tranent. Enquiries are ongoing."

East Lothian Council has been asked for comment.