A hunt has been launched after a burning tyre was thrown onto a town road in a “reckless act” being investigated by police.
Officers said a group of children were seen throwing the tyre onto Western Avenue in Glenrothes on Monday at around 7.50pm before running off.
A driver described seeing the burning wheel bounce across the road having spotted the youths in a nearby wooded area.
Others reported the item still on fire at the roadside.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended and the fire was put out. No one was injured and no vehicles were damaged.
Community sergeant David McCabe said: “This was a reckless act and is being treated with the utmost seriousness. It is very fortunate that no one was injured.
“Enquiries are ongoing and officers are following a positive line of enquiry. We believe the youths made off in the direction of Collydean.
“This kind of behaviour is unacceptable and I would urge anyone with information that could assist our investigation, including dash-cam footage, to get in touch.”
Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3457 of Monday, September 25, 2023, or make a call anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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