E-bikes fighting crime in Levenmouth

Improving Levenmouth Together introduces e-bikes to help fight crime in Levenmouth.

Over the last three years, Improving Levenmouth Together – a partnership between Fife Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and others – has successfully tackled antisocial behaviour in Levenmouth targeting the illegal use of off-road bikes/quads and fire-raising. The addition of two e-bikes will help Police Officers gain better access to remote and rural areas.

Levenmouth Community Inspector, Matt Spencer welcomed the new e-bikes saying: “With the building of the new rail link comes new challenges with accessing the more rural parts of Levenmouth. By adding e-bikes to the fleet, our local officers can quickly intercept those intent on causing disorder, ensuring a more effective approach to crime prevention in rural areas.”

In August 2022, Levenmouth Area Committee approved funding of £5,000 to purchase the robust, off-road e-bikes, which includes a four-year service plan.

Cllr Colin Davidson, Levenmouth Area Convener commented: “Improving Levenmouth Together has seen great success tackling antisocial behaviour in the area and as a committee we want to continue supporting it in any way we can. “Adding e-bikes to the Police fleet gives officers more flexibility in where they can patrol. Also, it enhances community outreach as the e-bikes will make officers more visible and accessible.”

Photo: Area Convener, Cllr Colin Davidson with Community Inspector, Matt Spencer and PC Neil Murray on the new e-bikes.