Police have moved a man from the second house in as many days after protests from local residents chanting “beast” and throwing eggs at the residence. Locals alleged that the man made sexual comments to children.
He was removed from the property in Cowdenbeath last night with heavy police protection after a group of around 50 people turned up at the house. It is thought that he was then traced to a property in Kirkcaldy this morning and had to be moved again for his safety.
Local Area Commander, Chief Inspector Paul Dick commented: “Police were called around 6.40pm on Wednesday, 15 July to Cowdenbeath to reports of a large crowd gathering outside a house.
“Unfortunately during the incident some of those gathered became extremely hostile towards the officers who attended, who at one point were struck when objects were thrown by members of the crowd.
“Police Officers have a duty to ensure the safety of everyone involved in last night’s incident and whilst no officers were injured, this kind of behaviour is unacceptable.”
“Although the crowd dispersed we will be making enquiries to establish if any of the crowd have committed any offences and will deal with individuals identified as being responsible appropriately.
“This will include reviewing any available video footage.”