POLICE fed-up of dealing with youth disorder in Dalgety Bay have told parents: "Have some control please."

Officers were called out on Monday night (December 28) on two occasions after reports of youngsters loitering and throwing objects.

Posting on the South West Fife Police Twitter account, officers stated: "More youth disorder calls tonight, including one for a group in the grounds of Dalgety Bay Primary School.

"Before the usual comments on social media start, it's not 'always groups from other areas' that come here. Parents and guardians, have some control please."

That was followed up by another call-out in the area at around 10.45pm after a group were seen drinking and "throwing stuff about".

The incidents follow a recent Press story that highlighted the increase in patrols in the town with areas like Donibristle Primary being monitored.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We know that anti-social behaviour has a disruptive effect on local communities and will act on any information we receive.

“We are aware of concerns raised by the community in the Dalgety Bay area and officers carry out regular patrols of highlighted areas.

“It is worth stressing that the vast majority of young people do not come to the attention of police.

“A small minority do sometimes become involved in anti-social behaviour and police will take appropriate action where incidents are reported and offenders identified.

“I would also urge parents and guardians to make sure that they know where their children are, who they are associating with and what they are doing.

“Anyone who has concerns about anti-social behaviour in their area is encouraged to contact police by calling 101 as promptly as possible.”