Man arrested after forklift used to steal £50,000 of hot tubs in East Lothian

A man has been arrested after a forklift was used to steal £50,000 worth of hot tubs from a Lothians industrial estate.

The incident happened at an East Lothian industrial estate.

The man, 31, has been charged, and the move comes after an incident on Friday evening.

The robbery occurred late on Friday at Advanced Hot Tubs & Swim Spas Ltd at Macmerry Industrial Estate, in Macmerry, near Tranent.

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It is understood that around 10 hot tubs were stolen in the raid, worth around £5000 each, using a forklift which had been taken from a neighbouring yard.

Police have confirmed that a man has now been arrested in connection with the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 31 year old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged theft of hot tubs from a business premises in Macmerry, East Lothian, on Friday, December 11.

“He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, December 14.”