Fife Police tackle organised crime in Fife

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Police in Fife have conducted enforcement activity in Kirkcaldy as part of their ongoing commitment to tackle organised crime.

On Thursday 20th September, officers from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit supported local resources and colleagues from Fife Council to undertake a search of a licensed premises in the Links area of the town.

The activity followed on from intelligence received from the local community in relation to ongoing criminal activity within.

As a result, a 31-year-old man was arrested and later released pending further inquiries. Various items from inside the venue were seized and are subject to further investigation.

In addition, the premises has been closed down after management were served with a prohibition notice for breaches of environmental health legislation.

Detective Sergeant David Nairn from the East OCCTU said: “The intention of this enforcement action was to disrupt ongoing criminality, identify any potential offenders, and most importantly, send a message to the community that their concerns have been acted upon.

“With the establishment now closed we will have an appropriate plan in place to ensure that criminal activity is not simply displaced, but eradicated from the area.

“Activity such as this is only possible with the assistance of the public coming forward with vital information. If you would like to make a report of ongoing crime in your area then please contact us via 101 or make an anonymous call to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”