A NEW 'Cuppa with a Copper' initiative is giving local residents the opportunity to have an informal chat with police and raise issues to do with crime in their area.

The force held sessions in Cowdenbeath, Benarty and Lochgelly and invited the public along for a brew.

Cowdenbeath councillor Darren Watt said: "It was an absolute pleasure to go along and support the first Cuppa with a Copper event by Cowdenbeath police.

"We had very informative and helpful discussions about how we can collectively tackle ongoing concerns in the area such as anti-social behaviour, vandalism, irresponsible parking and speeding.

"Community Speedwatch is one initiative that will be coming to the area soon and I will share full details when it does."

Police officers were at the Maxwell Centre in Cowdenbeath on Thursday night, giving members of the public the chance to meet the local community officers as well as chat about local concerns.

Cllr Lea McLelland stopped by for a cuppa at the Benarty Centre and the police also held a session in Lochgelly Centre.