Cop warning on break-ins

POLICE have warned householders in East Lothian to be on their guard following a break-in to a home.

The attack took place between 10.30pm on Hogmanay and 1.30am on New Year’s Day in South Hamilton Road, North Berwick. The owners were at a party, and returned to find their property had been entered and searched – ­although no items were taken.

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In recent weeks, police have had reports in North Berwick and surrounding areas of people spotted in garden areas attempting to open sheds, garages and house doors.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “Always ensure your doors and ­windows are locked securely.”