POLICE in East Lothian are appealing for information after over £200,000 worth of farming equipment was stolen in Tranent.

The theft took place at a farm in the Macmerry area between 8pm on Wednesday, November 28 and 7am on Thursday, November 29.

Three vehicles were stolen including a JCB, with the registration SK07 GUD, worth £100,000.

The other two vehicles taken are a blue New Holland tractor, registration SN10 EBL, valued at £60,000, and a green and yellow John Deere, registration SN14 OZV, which is worth £60,000.

Detective sergeant Cameron Walker, of East Lothian's Community Investigation Unit, said: "This was not likely to have been a discreet theft, with the stolen vehicles believed to have been loaded onto a transporter.

"As part of our investigations, we'd urge anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour or the vehicles being transported from the area during this time to get in touch with us immediately.

"Likewise, anyone who might know the whereabouts of the stolen vehicles is asked to contact either us or report this information anonymously to Crimestoppers."

Those with information can call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0614 of November 29, or report this anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.