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Two injured as brick thrown at taxi in Glenrothes

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

Two individuals were transported to hospital after a brick was hurled at their taxi from a nearby bridge.

Local taxi drivers are now voicing concerns over an escalating issue with young people targeting vehicles by throwing rocks, bricks and sticks from bridges.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:30am on Sunday when a taxi carrying two passengers was traveling along Kinglassie Road towards Glenrothes. Without warning, a brick crashed through the car window, resulting in injuries to both occupants. A photograph circulating on social media depicts a man covered in blood with a noticeable cut to his head. Paramedics were swiftly dispatched to the scene and provided immediate medical assistance before transporting the injured couple to Kirkcaldy Hospital.

Fortunately, the driver of the taxi, who operates under Kirkcaldy Cabs, emerged unharmed. Police officials have strongly condemned the "reckless behaviour" that led to this incident and have launched an investigation to identify the perpetrators responsible for this act of violence.

Sergeant David Leslie said: “We were made aware of a brick thrown at a taxi on the B921 between Glenrothes and Kinglassie shortly after 12.25am.

“Two passengers, a man and a woman, were taken to hospital for treatment.

“This was an entirely reckless act which led to two people suffering injuries and could easily have led to more serious consequences.

“We are aware of similar incidents where items have been thrown at vehicles and inquiries are ongoing.

“We are also carrying out additional patrols in the area.“


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