Police action as bus attacks rise in Mayfield and Dalkeith

Robert Hogg at the  Bogwood Roundabout, Mayfield
Robert Hogg at the Bogwood Roundabout, Mayfield

Concerns have been raised at the recent rise in bus attacks in Dalkeith and Mayfield, with police promising to do more to tackle the problem.

During October officers in Mayfield and Dalkeith received 14 reports of buses being hit with stones.

Police Scotland will give talks in local schools on the issue and it promised a higher police presence in the problem areas.

Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council chairman Robert Hogg believes it is lucky that there has been no serious injuries.

He said: “I can’t remember so many incidents in such a short period of time.

“There are two areas being targeted. At St David’s Primary School, that’s always been a bad area. And Mayfield, up Oak Place and the Killings.

“The community is horrified about it. Luckily nobody has been badly hurt, just cuts and bruises. More shaken up than anything. But if it they had hit a driver it doesn’t bare thinking about.”

Inspector Michelle Ritchie said: “We are working alongside our partner agencies and the local community to identify those responsible.

“In addition, School Link Officers are visiting schools in the area to warn against such behaviour and urging young people to come forward if they have information.”

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