POLICE in north east Fife are vowing to ‘blitz’ crime this Christmas.
This week saw the launch of Operation Blitzen, which aims to make the festive period as safe as possible for residents and visitors.
Throughout December police officers, special constables and specialist officers will be working with partner agencies to tackle drink driving, speeding, domestic assault, shoplifting, diesel theft, underage drinking and truancy.
Area Chief Inspector John McDonald said: “We always receive great support from the public during this time of year.
“Throughout the festive period we will be out in force with a highly visible presence on the streets of north east Fife.
“Ensuring the personal safety of those within our communities is high on the agenda and we will be providing advice on safety matters throughout the season.
“It is a time of year when people go out to enjoy themselves and we are here to ensure that happens as best we can.
“The festive spirit can be consumed too much by some, however, and I would ask that when you are out in a party group that you all look after each other, plan journeys home and avoid walking on rural roads, especially during the hours of darkness.
“I would also encourage everyone to contact the police if they see anyone attempting to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
“By doing so, you make the roads safer.
“I wish all the community in north east Fife a safe festive period and ask for your help by reporting suspicious activity, suspected drug or drink drivers, or in fact anything that we can act on.”
People can contact their local community officer or call Fife Police on 0845 600 5702 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.