Police issue warning over planned Kirkcaldy Esplanade tribute

Fife Police have issued a warning ahead of a potential “cruise” along Kirkcaldy Esplanade on Saturday.

Thousands of invites have been sent out to car lovers asking them to come to the Lang Toun to pay respect to actor Paul Walker, star of the ‘Fast and Furious’ series of films, who dies in a car crash in California last week.

The gathering has been organised for 8.00 p.m. via websites and social media and there are concerns that up to 5000 fans of the 40-year-old-star could flock to the seafront, with a “minute of noise” - engines revving and horns blaring - planned for 9.30 p.m. in tribute.

The area is notorious for youngsters meeting to race cars late at night, but Fife Police say they are aware of the planned event and have issued a warning stating that “anti-social behaviour and speeding will not be tolerated”. with a heavy police presence promised should the event go ahead.

Inspector Dave Latto from Kirkcaldy Police said: “We are attempting to make contact with the organisers of the event to establish what exactly they propose to carry out.

“I must emphasise though that should any event occur there will be a police presence and robust action will be taken against any people committing any road traffic or other offences.”