Tools worth thousands of pounds stolen from former power station site

Thieves broke into the former Cockenzie Power Station in East Lothian over the weekend.

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Power tools worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from the site of a former power station in East Lothian. 

Thieves broke into the site of the former Cockenzie Power Station before using plant machinery to force open a van containing the tools.

The incident occured between 10am on Saturday and 7am on Monday. 

Police are urging the public to come forward if they saw anyone acting suspiciously at the site over the weekend. 

Detective Sergeant Jordan Sharp, Dalkeith CID, said: “The site is normally closed over a weekend so it would be unusual to see or hear any activity within during that time.  We would ask people in the area to contact police if they saw or heard any vehicles or saw people acting suspiciously around the site over the weekend.

“We know from enquires that plant machinery was used to break into the van containing the tools and that it had been driven some distance on the site, so again, if you saw or heard something like that, or indeed, have any information that will assist our enquiry, then please get in touch with officers.”

Any information can be passed to officers at Dalkeith Police Station via 101, quoting reference number 0539 of Monday January 31. 

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.