Anti-social behaviour reports in Kirkcaldy & Burntisland

17-04-2015 Picture Roberto Cavieres.  Police Headquarters, Southbanck  Kirkintilloch -  crackdown on anti-social behaviour. chief Inspector Craig Smith. Alistair Muir withgroup shot of additional police heading out on patrol
17-04-2015 Picture Roberto Cavieres. Police Headquarters, Southbanck Kirkintilloch - crackdown on anti-social behaviour. chief Inspector Craig Smith. Alistair Muir withgroup shot of additional police heading out on patrol

Police in Fife are increasing high-visibility patrols in Kirkcaldy and Burntisland to tackle a recent increase in youth-related antisocial behaviour.

In the past two weeks officers have received numerous reports of incidents involving children and teenagers, often as a result of drinking.

The affected areas include Ravenscraig Park in Kirkcaldy and Cromwell Place and the Alcan Estate in Burntisland.

In one incident, a 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after falling from Ravenscraig Castle.

He was taken to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy where he continues to be treated.

To address these issues, police will be at these locations to speak to the public - and deter any antisocial behaviour issues.

Community Officers will also visit local schools to speak with pupils.

The officers will also be carrying out visits to off-sales and other licensed premises to remind staff of their responsibilities in relation to the sale of booze.

Sergeant Jimmy Adamson from Kirkcaldy Police Station said: “Anti-social behaviour is an issue that our communities in Kirkcaldy and Burntisland have identified as requiring urgent police attention and we are responding accordingly.

“Local officers will be very visible within these regions and those responsible for the type of incidents that have recently been reported should be left in no doubt that their unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated.

“I would ask that parents assist us in our efforts by ensuring they know the whereabouts of their children and discourage them from participating in antisocial behaviour and other such offences”.