POLICE are appealing for witnesses after thieves attempted to steal copper wiring from a power substation in Ballingry.

Westfield Electrical substation was targeted yesterday (Thursday) evening at around 6pm.

The attempt resulted in a power outage at the site.

Inspector Gavin Cameron, from Cowdenbeath Police Station, said: "This incident was a reckless act of stupidity that not only resulted in a power outage, but could have put the suspects and other members of the public at risk of serious injury.

"Anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around the sub-station on Thursday evening should contact police immediately.

"We'd also urge anyone with any further information relevant to this inquiry to get in touch."

Those with information can contact Cowdenbeath Police Station via 101 and quote incident number 3224 of the 7th June. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111