POLICE have now charged six people after an alleged 'party' - attended by more than 100 people - was thrown in Calais Muir Woods.

The Press told you last week that a gazebo, two deck chairs, numerous beer bottles and other pieces of packaging and bags were all abandoned in the popular woodland area on June 12.

We reported yesterday that a 22-year-old and a 19-year-old had been charged with culpable and reckless conduct.

That total has now risen to six with another four people charged.

Posting on Twitter this morning, Dunfermline police force announced: "Six persons have been charged with culpable and reckless conduct for failure to adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines during an incident on June 12 at Calais Muir Woods. During this incident there was over 100 persons gathering in the woods."

The force had previously announced on Friday afternoon that a 22-year-old had been charged.

They stated: "Following recent reports of groups gathering in Calais Muir Woods, Dunfermline to have a party in breach of government guideline. We can report that a 22 year old has been charged with culpable and reckless conduct."

They warned that, "further persons will be traced and charged", and later in the day revealed that a 19-year-old had also been arrested.

The force stated: "A 19-year-old has been charged with culpable and reckless conduct following a large gathering at Calais Muir Woods, Dunfermline.

"More persons will be traced and charged as a result of this breach of government guidelines."

Officers attended the scene in Dunfermline on the morning of June 13.

Fife Council were called in for the clean-up with local residents helping to collect and bag the rubbish.

Community police officers will be carrying out patrols of the area following the incident.

In another tweet from Dunfermline police, they warned West Fifers not to approach large groups should they discover any carrying out anti-social behaviour.

A spokesperson said: "A big thank you to the members of our community that assisted with the clean-up of Calais Muir Woods in Dunfermline.

"The woods are for the use of everyone and leaving the woods in this state is unacceptable.

"If you come across groups in parks/woods engaged in anti-social behaviour please contact police. Never engage the group directly, the situation can escalate and individuals may be under the influence of alcohol or other substances."