LIVES were put at risk as rocks and missiles were thrown at cars in Rosyth as disorder in the town continues.

The area has been plagued by vandalism and reckless behaviour in the past few months with one woman lucky to avoid a serious crash on Sunday night.

A large rock was thrown from the banking overlooking the M90 slip road at Rosyth and it shattered her windscreen.

The incident, which happened between 7-7.30pm, is now being investigated by police.

The woman, whose car was damaged, said: "This is absolutely ridiculous, so sad to see what Rosyth is coming to these days.

“This is probably the fifth encounter I have had, with kids being rude to me, throwing stones at my car, coming off the school buses and jumping on my car when they are ‘pretending to fight’.

“I just don’t get it at all.

"I would never, and never knew anyone when I was younger, have acted this way in Rosyth, growing up.

"It’s madness."

It is not the first time an incident such as this has occurred with other drivers commenting online that their vehicles had also been damaged from rocks and other large objects being thrown from above on Sunday night and in previous weeks.

Sergeant Kate Blackwell, of Dalgety Bay Police Station, said the behaviour was "extremely reckless" and that it was lucky there weren't any injuries.

She stated: "We received multiple reports of stones and other items thrown at vehicles travelling on the M90 near Rosyth around 7.30pm on Sunday, April 11.

“Patrols were carried out in the area and inquiries are now ongoing.

“Behaviour such as this is extremely reckless and it is fortunate that nobody was injured.

"A number of vehicles were damaged but the consequences could easily have been more serious.

“I would urge anyone with information which could help our investigation to call 101, quoting incident 3244 of April 11."

The Press has reported several incidents of vandalism and anti-social behaviour in the town recently, including toys, equipment and property being destroyed at Park Road Primary School (see page 8).

A multi-agency approach to tackle increasing amounts of anti-social behaviour in Rosyth is to be adopted in the coming weeks.

The incidents have prompted local police officers to take to social media to ask parents to make sure they know where their children are.

The problem was raised at last Tuesday’s meeting of Rosyth Community Council where members were told that efforts were ongoing to try to address the problem.

Chairperson Steven Stewart said there had been an “onslaught” of anti-social behaviour in the area.

"One thing I would be proposing is I would like to organise a multi-agency conference. I think if Rosyth Community Council is seen to push forward to help address the issue, that's a positive.”

Local councillor Tony Orton confirmed a multi-agency group had already been put together, including the council and police.

He said a specific group of teenagers had been identified and the group would look at how they could be “assisted” to be less of an anti-social problem.

“The biggest issue at the moment from a ward point of view is the anti-social behaviour – in particular teenage children in the lockdown period,” Cllr Orton said.

“I look forward to seeing how that multi-agency group proposes to resolve what has been several months of anti-social behaviour in Rosyth."