A POLICE operation commenced in Fallin and Cowie this week in response to reports of anti-social behaviour and drug use.

Operation Headship launched on Monday, May 18, focusing on areas of Hawthorn Crescent, King Street, Stirling Road and Hilton Terrace in Fallin.

As part of the operation, officers executed a drugs warrant in Fallin, recovering a quantity of controlled substances.

High visibility reassurance foot patrols followed, delivering leaflets and Crimestoppers contact cards while engaging with residents.

Today, May 19, the operation focused on Armour Avenue, Brig O'Doon Grove, Alloway Drive and Tam O'Shanter Drive in Cowie.

Local ward officers Lara elder and Steven Haldane will continue to carry out patrols in the area.

The operation has been welcomed by local representatives.

Stirling MP Alyn Smith said :”These are good, proactive steps from Police Scotland, and I hope it will bring some reassurance to residents in the area.

“People should be aware that the police are continuing to work round the clock to protect communities, and they should report any concerns they may have to 101 or to 999 in an emergency.”

Local Eastern Villages representative Councillor Alasdair MacPherson added: “It takes the behaviour of a small number of individuals to cause misery for people living around them.

“I’ve been calling for an initiative such as this for some time and it’s good to see some action in the area.

“I look forward to hearing more about the progress that Operation Headship makes in addressing the concerns of some people in the Fallin and Cowie communities.”