Police launch appeal after power tools ‘worth thousands’ are stolen from van

Cockenzie Power Station (Shutterstock)

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of power tools have been stolen from the site of the former Cockenzie Power Station in East Lothian.

Police said the power station was broken into between 10am on January 29 and 7am on January 31.

The thieves then broke into a van parked within the facility and stole tools worth a four-figure sum.

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. Please quote reference number 0539 of Monday, 31 January, 2022 when calling. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.