Two children reported for spate of spray-paint vandalism in Newport-on-Tay

Officers will be out speaking to people in the local community. Pic John Devlin

Officers will be out speaking to people in the local community. Pic John Devlin

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Police in Fife have traced two youths in relation to a spate of graffiti in Newport-on-Tay.

Two 12-year-olds have been reported to the Youth Justice for spray painted vandalism. They have also been reported for 24 separate offences.

The graffiti incidents happened between Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16, where members of the public found spray paint on vehicles, garages, fences, walls and stone gate posts.

Police Constable Susan Martin, of St Andrews, said: “This crime shows an utter disregard for the feelings of the people concerned, and has caused outrage in the community.

“Vandalism affects local quality of life and there is a significant cost to individuals, businesses and public services.

“We want to make sure the people ruining the quality of life in our area are brought to justice.

“I would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing us with the information that helped us trace these suspects.”

This result marks the latest success of the North East Fife Community Team as officers continue to target those involved in anti-social behaviour in the community.

​North east Fife police are committed to Community Engagement and have rolled out Coffee with Cops in Newport, Tayport and Leuchars.

For details of the next Coffee with Cops speak with to the local community officer.

Please phone on 101 or visit the Fife Division section of the Police Scotland website for details of Ward Officers PC Susan Martin and PC Ewan McIntosh.