TWO men have been charged in connection with a string of thefts, including electricity, and drugs possession following a break-in to a house in Cockenzie.

Police investigating reports of the break-in at The Chimneys on Sunday carried out raids at two addresses and said they recovered a number of items of stolen property along with quantities of Diamorphine and crack cocaine.

The men, both aged 35, were also charged with thefts from a car and of electricity.

Both will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

Police said the raids were carried out at properties on Winton Park and Links Road in Cockenzie and Port Seton. 

Chief Inspector Matthew Paden, Local Area Commander for East Lothian, said: "Tackling housebreaking remains a key priority and we are committed to working to bring offenders to justice.

“We are continuing to provide communities with all the relevant crime prevention and home security. Anyone wishing to find out more can do so via the housebreaking pages on the Police Scotland website.”