Dec 092014

Police ScotlandPolice in East Lothian can now confirm the identity of a man who died following a road collision on the A198 Gullane to North Berwick road in the early hours of Monday 8th December.

He was 47-year-old Kenneth Mason from Gullane.

Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and anyone with information that can assist officers with their investigation is asked to come forward immediately.

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.

May 292013

Police ScotlandChildren from an East Lothian school will be taking part in a new road safety campaign to raise driver awareness of the dangers of speeding, particularly around schools.

Pupils from Dirleton Primary School will be made Junior Road Safety Officers and will work with Police Scotland to highlight good and bad driving habits to motorists.

The speeding initiative will take place on a stretch of road outside the primary school on Thursday 30th May.

Police officers will stop drivers and speak with them before inviting JRSOs over to participate.

The pupils will ask the drivers a series of questions and then fill in a short questionnaire with the answers.

The children will be in hi-visibility clothing at all times and will remain on the footpath when they approach the drivers, who will be asked to pull over at the lay-bys on both lanes of the road.

Speed-gun checks will also be carried out on the road during the event and anyone found to be driving above the limit for the area will be appropriately dealt with.

Inspector Bob Rodriguez from Police Scotland’s Lothian and Scottish Borders Division said:

Our new campaign to tackle speeding will our Junior Road Safety Officers an active role in learning about road safety.

By getting the pupils involved directly, drivers can really see how their actions could impact on school children.

This initiative has been carried out to great success on other parts of Scotland, and has been shown to have an impact on driving behaviour around schools.

Nov 072012

L&B Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a housebreaking and theft in East Lothian.

The incident happened sometime between 7.30pm and 11.20pm at an address in Maxwell Road, Dirleton.

Upon returning home, the owner found that the property had been broken into and a number of items of jewellery, including a platinum ring with an emerald inset and diamond baguettes on either side, had been stolen.

The ring is valued at £8,000.

A three-figure sum of cash was also taken during this incident and police are keen to speak to anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the area.

A police spokesman said:

Not only is the jewellery of significant financial value, it also holds great sentimental importance to the victim, who is keen to have the stolen items returned.

Anyone who can assist with our enquiries into this theft is asked to contact police immediately.

Those with information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.