Police investigate quad bike and chain saw thefts

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after a stolen quad bike from a Coldingham farm was found burned out nearby.

The theft of the £2000, green Kawasaki quad bike happened sometime between 9am on Friday, July 6, and 4pm on Sunday, July 8, at the North Fallaknowe Farm in Coldingham. It was discovered by a member of the public on Monday, submerged within a burn near the Woodland Walk, School Road, Coldingham.

Police are investigating whether the theft of the bike is linked to the theft of two £500 chainsaws from another farm in St Abbs on Sunday, July 8, and are now keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in or around the School Road area.

A police spokesman said: “This wanton act of reckless behaviour has resulted in the complete destruction of a quad bike valued at around £2,000.

“Anyone who saw the vehicle on Thursday evening prior to it being set alight or who can help us identify those responsible is asked to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, we would also urge members of the public with information that can assist with our enquiries into the original theft, or the theft of the chainsaws to come forward.”

Those with information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.