Fife police seize 38 vehicles and charge over 300 people as part of Levenmouth anti-social behaviour crackdown

Police in the Levenmouth area of Fife have seized 38 vehicles - including motorbikes, cars and a quad bike - and charged 306 people as part of an anti-social behaviour crackdown since the start of April.

By Jamie McKenzie
Monday, 30th November 2020, 11:41 am
Updated Monday, 30th November 2020, 11:42 am
Police in Levenmouth have had positive results from the anti-social behaviour crackdown.
Police in Levenmouth have had positive results from the anti-social behaviour crackdown.

The initiative also resulted in 20 anti-social behaviour warnings being issued with one tenant given a full Anti-Social Behaviour Order, while two searches at properties concerning stolen bikes were carried out which resulted in a quantity of drugs being recovered.

The anti-social behaviour crackdown in the area – consisting of Leven, Buckhaven and Methil and a number of smaller villages – follows on from the success of last year’s project.

Police said calls about the anti-social use of motorbikes have fallen from 891 in 2018 to 354 in 2019 and that the number of reports over the same period this year has dropped further still to 217.

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Sergeant Craig Fyall, from Levenmouth Police Station, said: "We know that tackling anti-social behaviour is a key priority for our local communities and building on the success of last year was vital.

“Considering the unprecedented challenges faced in 2020, the results of the project are exceptional. Without the partnership work and dedication of key agencies it is unlikely the level of success would have been achieved.

"I would also like to thank the local community for their support and urge them to help us build on the success of the project moving forward into 2021, by continuing to report relevant information to Levenmouth's Community Policing Team via 101."

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