Arrests made in operation

Chief Inspector Derek Finnie
Chief Inspector Derek Finnie

A DAY of action in Glenrothes has led to numerous arrests as police tackled violent crime.

Fife Police confirmed that a number of people were arrested following an operation in the area designed to crack down on instances of violent behaviour.

High visibility patrols across the town saw four people detained and charged with offences, whilst a further six were held in connection with outstanding warrants as part of the operation which was carried out on Friday, October 14, but details of which have just emerged.

Seven others were reported for drink and drug related offences.

The officer in charge of the operation, Chief Inspector Derek Finnie, said: “Tackling violent crime is an fundamental part of Fife Constabulary’s policing plan and I am delighted with the way in which the officers involved approached this operation.

“I hope that by raising awareness of our stance on violent crime that we will continue to send out a message that this type of behaviour is not acceptable.”

“A number of people appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Monday, 17 October as a consequence of the operation.

“Fife Constabulary is committed to allowing people to directly influence local policing.

“You can have your say on local priorities by coming to the community engagement meeting in your area.”

Contact your local community team on 0845 600 5702 or visit the website: for details of your next meeting.