Chaos reigned in Fife as the region experienced road rage smashes and a mass brawl involving about 20 men.
Police helicopters were heard circling overhead on Friday as officers tried to track down thugs involved in incidents in Kirkcaldy and Thornton.
One witness in Thornton saw a man discard a baseball bat before a group of men got out of a BMW car and fled a crash scene.
Trouble kicked off at around 8pm when police received a report of a road rage incident at the Redhouse Roundabout in Kirkcaldy, where a silver Audi A4 and a silver Honda Civic had deliberately rammed into each other.
Shortly afterwards, what police described as a “large scale disturbance” involving around 20 men erupted in nearby Balbeggie Avenue.
Within a few minutes of this happening, a silver BMW was involved in a collision with a silver Hyundai car in Main Street, Thornton, near the junction to Riverside.
A number of men, believed to be in possession of weapons including a baseball bat, scarpered from the scene across fields in the direction of the A92.
Police have urged witnesses, in particular those with dash cam footage, to contact officers on the 101 number quoting incident 3629 of July 20, or make a report anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
* For more on this story see Monday’s Courier, also available as a digital edition.