WEST FIFE'S top cop has issued an appeal after clashes between rival football fans in Dunfermline city centre.

Violence between fans of Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk near the City Chambers around 11am on Saturday left shoppers scared as flares and street furniture were hurled.

VIDEO: Violence in Dunfermline city centre as football fans clash

Frightened customers at Cafe Fresh on Kirkgate had to be locked in for their own protection by terrified staff as the violence unfolded.

Now, area commander Chief Inspector Joanne McEwan has issued a statement, saying: “The disorder on Saturday in the town centre was unacceptable.

"Everyone should be able to enjoy their weekend but the behaviour of those involved caused local people to feel intimated.

"This will not be tolerated and enquiries are under way to trace those responsible.

“We work closely with our partners and football clubs to minimise disorder and anti-social behaviour in order to keep people safe.

“I would urge anyone who saw what happened or has footage of the incident to contact Police Scotland. You can do this by phoning 101 and quoting reference 1199 of 17 September, 2022.”