ASSAULT, fraud and shoplifting were just some of the crimes dealt with by police in the Cowdenbeath area last week.

Between January 3 and 9 they received 207 calls for the patch, which also covers Lochgelly, Kelty, Crossgates, Hill of Beath, Benarty and Cardenden, with 28 of them requiring an emergency response.

This led to 22 crime files being opened, containing 33 charges and 26 of those charges have been detected.

Other offences over the seven days included breach of bail, theft, offences under the Communications Act, breach of a non-harassment order and threatening and abusive behaviour.

Road traffic offences included drink driving and getting behind the wheel with no licence or insurance.

And the man tasked with getting on top of crime in the Cowdenbeath area has also changed, with a new community inspector taking over.

Inspector Steven Hoggan has taken over from Inspector Gavin Cameron, who has now retired.

He said he was "keen to build on the positive relationships that Inspector Cameron created" and thanked him for all the good work he completed during his time here.