A MAN has been arrested and charged after two break-ins at houses in Tranent this week.

The incidents happened at Kemp’s End and Lawson Way between Monday and Wednesday.

The 27-year-old is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Thursday).

Inspector Andrew Harborow of Tranent Police Station said: "We understand how personal it is when the sanctity of your home is breached and tackling this type of criminality is a priority for officers in East Lothian.

"Thieves are opportunistic by nature. Ensuring that windows and doors are properly secured before leaving your property or at night can help safeguard your home, outbuildings and business premises.

"Local policing teams are happy to provide a range of crime prevention advice to the public via 101, or alternatively visit our website www.scotland.police.uk"