Youths warned after Tranent roof incidents

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Police in East Lothian are warning youngsters of the dangers of scaling buildings following recent reports of youths climbing on to roofs.

Enquiries are continuing after police were called to Ross High School in Tranent three times over the weekend.

Witnesses reported seeing groups of boys running around on the roof of the school.

There have been other instances in recent weeks of damage being caused to buildings on the town’s High Street as a result of locals accessing roofs.

Police are concerned that someone may get seriously injured if the trend continues.

Sergeant Jon Fleetwood said: “Whether climbing on rooftops is becoming some sort of new craze in the area remains unclear, but these incidents are being investigated thoroughly and it is something we are very concerned about.

“Not only are the culprits causing structural damage to the buildings, they are also putting their lives in danger.”

Anyone with information on these incidents can contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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