Anti-social behaviour in Inverkeithing at the weekend

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Officers in South West Fife are continuing to investigate anti-social behaviour in Inverkeithing at the weekend.

The incident took place in the Hillfield Road area around 10.30pm on Friday 24th May, when several calls were received regarding youth disorder.

On responding to the public’s concerns, two officers were assaulted in the course of their duties, but thankfully not seriously injured.

Three 16-year-old boys were arrested and charged in connection with this and public order offences. Reports will be submitted to the Childen’s Reporter.

Local Community Sergeant Kenny Bow said: “We recognise that anti-social behaviour can be a huge source of distress within our communities.

“Over the past month, we have seen an increase in the number of calls reporting nuisance and disruptive behaviour in the Inverkeithing and High Valleyfield areas.

“Although we are committed to working hard with our partners and the public to prevent disorder, we’d appeal to parents and guardians to speak to their children about their activities outside the home.

“A minority of young people are putting themselves at risk of harm, at risk of obtaining a criminal record and are completely disregarding their communities and the upset this behaviour can cause – especially to those who are elderly or vulnerable.

“The behaviour we experienced on Friday is completely unacceptable and we will make no excuses for dealing with it robustly in order to protect members of the public and our own staff.

“Anyone with concerns about anti-social behaviour can contact their local community policing team via 101, by visiting your local police station or emailing us at InverkeithingDalgetyBayCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk”