New Tranent police team

A NEW police team dedicated to tackling crime and antisocial behaviour in a Lothian town has taken to the streets.

The council-funded Tranent Police Team has two full-time officers dedicated to the Fa'side area of Tranent, East Lothian, to tackle antisocial behaviour and crime.

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Pc John Penman and Pc Lynsey MacKay follow in the footsteps of the Prestonpans Initiative Team, which was formed three years ago to tackle similar problems.

Both teams will work closely together to share intelligence and respond to incidents.

The Tranent team will also work with the council's community wardens, antisocial behaviour team and CCTV operators.