Mass street brawl after Fife road rage incidents
A fight involving around 20 men broke out in a Fife street following a series of road rage incidents.
There were two separate reports of cars ramming into each other, a street brawl, then men seen fleeing the scene across fields armed with weapons.
Trouble began at around 8pm on Friday night on the A92 at Redhouse Roundabout, then in the Balbeggie Avenue and Main Street areas of Thornton.
A road rage incident was reported at Redhouse Roundabout involving a silver Audi A4 and a silver Honda Civic deliberately ramming into each other.
Shortly afterwards, a large-scale disturbance involving approximately twenty males fighting took place in Balbeggie Avenue.
A further incident occurred within a few minutes of this on Main Street in Thornton, when a silver BMW was involved in a collision with a silver Hyundai car.
Following that collision, a number of men, believed to be in possession of weapons, fled from the BMW on foot across fields in the direction of the A92.
Detective Chief Inspector John Anderson, from Glenrothes Police Station, said, “This was a large scale disturbance involving a number of individuals who we believe to be known to each other.
“A number of specialist Police Scotland resources were deployed to the Thornton area on Friday night and we are asking for the public’s help to identify and trace those involved.
“Officers recovered the silver Audi A4 vehicle burnt out a short time later, along with the damaged Honda and BMW vehicles. We are now keen to establish their movements before these incidents were reported.
“We suspect that a number of additional vehicles will have been in the area containing others involved in these incidents at the time that these took place, and we are eager to trace them as soon as possible.
“I would particularly appeal to any drivers using the A92, Balbeggie Avenue or Main Street areas of Thornton on Friday evening and who may have dash-cam footage of vehicles driving erratically to come forward to assist with our investigations.
“Similarly anyone who witnessed the collision on Main St in Thornton, or has any information that can help with our inquiries, is asked to contact officers.”