Vandals have targeted Melrose Rugby Club for the second time in a week.

Significant damage was caused last Thursday (November 2) when a car was driven over the pitch. 

And now police are hunting yobs who destroyed a rugby post protector by setting it alight sometime between 9pm on Tuesday (November 7) and 7pm last night.

Constable Calum Wilson from Melrose Police Station said: "This has obviously left those associated with the rugby club deeply upset and we are pursuing local lines of inquiry to identify the culprits.

"If you have any information that can assist with our investigation then please contact police immediately."

Anyone with information can contact Melrose Police Station via 101 and quote incident number 1084 of November 10. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.