Theft of drain covers, #Midlothian

Drain CoverPolice in Midlothian are investigating the theft of metal drain covers from locations across the county last week. 

A total of 20 cast iron roadside covers were stolen from the Wisp (9 covers), Old Craighall Road, Millerhill (6), Myrtle Crescent in Bilston (3) Pentland Road in Loanhead (1) and Millerhill Road in Millerhill (1).

The thefts took place from the early hours of Thursday, June 21 to the following afternoon (June 22).

The cost of replacing the drain covers is estimated at around £8000, and police are appealing for any information that can lead to the recovery of the items. 

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “We are appealing for any information that can help us identify whoever is responsible for these thefts.

“Anyone who was in any of the areas concerned last Thursday and Friday, who noticed any suspicious roadside activity, should contact police.

“Likewise, any dealers who have been offered the drain covers for sale, or anyone with any other information that can assist our enquiries, should also get in touch.”

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