Children in Kirkcaldy have been left “terrified” after a man wearing a Scream mask exposed himself near a community centre.
Fife police say they have “stepped up patrols” near the Linton Lane Centre in the Templehall area of the town following the incident on Friday evening.
Officers received at least one report youths had been targeted by the man, said to be wearing a replica of the mask from the Scream film franchise, while they played on a grass verge outside the building.
Youngsters have since been urged to “be careful” while in the area as police continue their probe into the incident.
An investigation has since been launched in a bid to trace the man responsible.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a man having exposed himself near children at an area near Linton Lane in Kirkcaldy at around 8.15pm on Friday.
“Inquiries are ongoing identify the man and additional patrols have been carried out in the area.”