TOYS were damaged and glass was smashed at Park Road Primary School as anti-social behaviour in Rosyth continues.

The town has been plagued in recent months with groups of youngsters causing issues.

Last Wednesday, a local resident was alarmed to find four boys, reported to be between 13 and 14-years-old, damaging property within the nursery play area at around 6.40pm.

A young girl was in attendance, but it is not believed that she was involved in the damage.

It is understood that the boys broke into a shed, destroyed fence panels and wrecked play equipment.

The resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was not the first time that they had to chase away youngsters for acting in an irresponsible manner.

They told the Press: "It's the younger teenagers that are causing the damage, too, it's not the older ones. The older ones are actually brand new.

"These ones are 13 or 14 years of age. If I was doing what they were doing at that age, I would have got a kick up the backside from my parents and the police, to put it mildly.

"It's really horrible and incredibly frustrating, as we know how hard the teachers work at the school and the parents and community that contribute."

They questioned whether parents know where their children are at night, and the mentality that leads to vandalising local property.

"These kids are just feral," they said.

"This was at around 6.40pm on a Wednesday night, in broad daylight.

"Anything that wasn't nailed down was what they were destroying, basically.

"Parents, do you know where your kids are?

"It was four young lads and one girl, who was keeping out of the way on her phone.

"A lot of people have said that kids are just bored after the year we've all had, but that's nonsense. That's not an excuse for this behaviour.

"And, don't forget, it's not all kids. The vast majority around here are brilliant, it's just a few that act like this.

"Parents have to take some responsibility. I was never in the house during the holidays when I was a kid.

"In the summer holidays, for those six weeks, I was never inside. I was out playing football, I would never have thought about damaging someone else's property.

"Someone needs to take the lead on this. I'm not sure whether a neighbourhood watch would be possible, or something similar, but it shouldn't be the community that has to clean up for their own.

"These are local kids, not from other areas.

"Rosyth is a great place to live, it really is, but you should take pride in where you live and not want to cause damage to it."

They added that toys are being donated from some local parents and a joiner has offered his services to repair some of the damage.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were called around 6.55pm on Wednesday, 7 April, to a report of vandalism at Park Road, Rosyth.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who saw anything suspicious or who has information that could help please call us on 101, quoting incident 2744 of Wednesday, April 7."

Fife Council has been asked for comment.