Glenrothes police investigate assault on 14 year-old boy

Police in Glenrothes have appealed for witnesses to come forward after two assaults happened in the town’s Riverside Park.

The first incident around 9pm on Friday, 25 November involved a 14 year-old schoolboy being assaulted in the park by a group of four boys. Fortunately he was not seriously injured but needed hospital treatment.

The second incident around 9.30pm on Saturday, 26 November involved a 24 year-old man who was assaulted by a group of five youths, aged between 16 to 18 years old, who went on to steal his rucksack.

Local Community Inspector Brian Henderson said: “Whilst we are following several lines of enquiry, I appeal to the public to come forward with any information they may have regarding either assault.

“As a consequence of these incidents community officers are carrying out regular high visibility patrols in the park to deter and detect such offences. Violent crime in Fife has reduced this year, and incidents of this type are uncommon. However, we are treating each of these cases very seriously, as the victims would expect. Such behaviour is unacceptable.

“I would appeal to anybody with information regarding either assault to call police on 0845 600 5702 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where all calls are treated anonymously.”