POLICE were forced to deal with youth disorder in Dunfermline and Rosyth recently.

Officers were called out over the weekend of September 12 and 13 as youngsters gathered in the former social work building in Rosyth while they also targeted anti-social behaviour around Dunfermline town centre.

A post on South West Fife Police's Twitter feed called on parents to know where their child is.

"Call to the old social work building in #Rosyth earlier on for youths seen within the grounds," it stated. "Parents, a fence has been put up around this building as it’s now being demolished. Not a safe place for your children to go.

"Please make sure you know where they are."

Dunfermline police increased patrols around the town centre, bus station and the Glen area as part of an operation to stop bad behaviour.

Sergeant Ross Crawford explained: "Officers have been carrying out increased patrols in the Pittencrieff Park area following reports of anti-social behaviour and large groups of youths gathering in the area.

"Officers will continue to do this over the coming weeks. Anyone in the community with concerns about anti-social behaviour should contact police on 101."