KIRKCALDY and Cowdenbeath MP, Neale Hanvey, is calling for an end to the reckless behaviour of dirt bike and quad bike riders in Cowdenbeath’s Leuchatsbeath Woodland.

The local MP is supporting constituents who are very concerned about the safety of people and pets who use the woods for exercise. He has been in contact with Fife Council about the issue and Police Scotland are also aware of his concerns.

There has also been problems with motorbikes and quads in the Kelty area.

This is an issue that blights woodlands across Fife and beyond, said Mr Hanvey, with police repeatedly urging the public to help them clamp down on the antisocial behaviour by reporting any incidents.

Neale Hanvey said this week: “Driving dirt bikes and quad bikes in public woodlands not only poses a risk to other folk, but the drivers are also putting themselves in danger.

“People should be able to take a relaxing walk in Leuchatsbeath Woodland without having to fear for their safety and animals are also in danger.".

If you see people using these machines irresponsibly in the woodland report it to the police on 101. See also Page 5.