Anger after brick dropped from Glenrothes bridge hits car

Peter Scobie with wife Sharon and Derek Muirhead on the bridge
Peter Scobie with wife Sharon and Derek Muirhead on the bridge

Community leaders have vowed to do all they can to help police find the culprit who threw a brick at a car from a Stenton footbridge.

The incident happened at around 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 involving a black Ford Fiesta that was on Kinglassie Road, travelling from Bankhead roundabout towards Stenton when the object was dropped from the footbridge that runs over the dual carriageway.

The brick struck the windscreen and bonnet, forcing the car to stop.

Officers have confirmed no one was injured but are keen to trace three male youths, thought to be in their mid-late teens, who were seen on the bridge at the time.

Peter Scobie, chairman of Petteuchar, Stenton and Finglassie Community Council said he was “shocked and appalled” by the news.

“It’s an appalling and stupid act that could have quite easily killed the driver or passengers,” he told the Gazette.

“We will continue to put the word around the local community to see if we can help police apprehend whoever is responsible for this.”

Constable Susan Todd said: “This was an incredibly dangerous thing for a person to do which showed utter disregard for the consequences.

“We have seen incidents similar to this in other parts of the country that have resulted in fatalities so it was lucky that the driver managed to keep his car on the road and not crash given the fright that he must have 

“I would urge any person who saw any person on the footbridge or running away from it into the Stenton area to contact Police Scotland at a police station or by phoning 101 or Crimestoppers on 0845 555 111.”