POLICE are appealing for information after more than 60 drain covers were stolen throughout the Eastern villages.

Around 62 have been stolen since the start of November and the total value of them is believed to be a five figure sum.

Forty-one drain covers were stolen from streets in Airth and Fallin on November 5 and November 6. A further 13 were stolen from the A91 between Greencornhill Roundabout and Corbiewood Stadium with a further eight stolen from the Bannockburn Interchange area.

A Central Scotland Police spokeswoman said: "Public safety is an issue with so many drain covers missing and we are appealing to anyone who has information regarding these crimes to come forward and report anything suspicious." Anyone with information can contact Central Scotland Police on 01786 456000 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.