Police patrol tourist spots on horseback

MOUNTED police are set to carry out patrols of tourist spots in East Lothian in a bid to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour during the summer months.

Operation Euro will also see police officers joined by colleagues from British Transport Police, Coastguard, Countryside Rangers and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary to target the popular areas.

The multi-agency clampdown will include a high-visibility police presence by officers from the road policing unit, mounted section, as well as local community officers in a bid to deter crime and provide public reassurance.

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The summer months tend to see an increase in reports of crime and antisocial behaviour, but officers are confident that Operation Euro will help stem this trend.

A police spokesman said: "Police are committed to building safer communities and will continue to work closely with our partner agencies to make East Lothian a safe and welcoming place to live and visit.

"Local residents and visitors to East Lothian will not tolerate crime and antisocial behaviour blighting the communities, and neither will we."