A WEALTHY neighbourhood in Scotland's capital has seen several SUVs have their tyres deflated, according to reports.

Police Scotland said it has received details of a number of cars being “deliberately” deflated in Edinburgh’s New Town.

Environmental activist group Tyre Extinguishers suggested it was responsible for the tyre deflations.

The group said SUVs were “unnecessary luxury emissions” as well as "killer vehicles" and vowed to go back into New Town and deflate more cars.

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The group’s website reads: “We are people from all walks of life with one aim: to make it impossible to own a huge polluting 4x4 in the world’s urban areas.

“We are defending ourselves against climate change, air pollution and unsafe drivers.

“We do this with a simple tactic: Deflating the tyres of these massive, unnecessary vehicles, causing inconvenience for their owners.”

SUVs feature elements of standard cars but are larger and have off-road capabilities such as high ground clearance. Petrol and diesel-powered models are generally less fuel-efficient than cars.

A spokesperson for Edinburgh Tyre Extinguishers said: “The rich of the New Town live in the centre of a city with good, cheap public transport.

“They don’t need to drive these polluting death machines. They exist only to flaunt their wealth.

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“There are so many SUVs in the New Town that we ran out of leaflets. We’ll be back.”

It comes two weeks after the activist group claimed to have deflated nearly 2000 SUV tyres across the UK in just four weeks.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Officers have received reports of tyres on a number of vehicles being deliberately deflated in the New Town area of Edinburgh on Monday, 11 April. Enquiries are ongoing.”