Police are hunting a racist who targeted a Fife family in a hate mail campaign.
The family, who are believed to be originally from Poland and live in the Abbeyview area of Dunfermline, received a letter containing racially offensive abuse on Wednesday last week.
The letter was put through the letterbox of their Lomond Crescent home at around 6.30pm.
Police Scotland is investigating the incident and has appealed for the public’s help in tracing whoever was responsible.
Sergeant Neil McGurk, of Dunfermline Police Station, said: “We’re appealing for anyone who has any information about this.
“Someone might have noticed a person delivering the letter around that time, or perhaps have other relevant information.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.
The incident has shocked people living locally.
A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “Most people who live in the street are really nice so when I heard about this I was quite surprised. It’s shocking.”
Shirley MacDonald, secretary of Abbeyview Community Council, said: “I’m shocked and saddened.
“I’ve got no time for bigots or racists and I would imagine the people of Abbeyview generally feel the same way.
“I have never heard of anything like that happening before and we’ve been here for 16 years.”
Over the April to July quarter last year, 139 hate crimes were recorded across Fife.
Police Scotland said it took all reports of hate crime seriously.
Chief Inspector Michael Stevens from Police Scotland’s Fife Division said: “Hate crime can have a significant impact on victims, families and the wider community and we take a zero tolerance approach towards anyone engaged in this type of offence.
“All of our officers are trained in dealing effectively with hate crime, including racism and religious prejudice offences and I can reassure communities that we treat every report with the utmost seriousness.”