Police investigate 'sexual' calls to Fife councillors

Police have launched an investigation after a number of Fife councillors received sexual remarks in a series of anonymous phone calls.

Police have launched an investigation after a number of Fife councillors received sexual remarks in a series of anonymous phone calls.
 
At least eight representatives received calls from a caller, whose number was withheld, on Monday night.
 
Councillor Mary Lockhart, the Labour representative for Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty, was one of the victims.

She says she was initially left shaken by the incident - but insists it won’t stop her carrying out her job.
 
She told Kingdom FM News: "Yesterday I did feel vulnerable, but it's actually galvanised me in a different kind of way.

"I am angry, but I'm very, very determined that it's not going to make a difference to the way I interact, or am accessible, to the people I represent on the council."

She added: "We need to think very, very hard about the fine line between jokes that involve sex or sexuality, and something people do find threatening and alarming, and we've lost the fine line that's the boundary there."

Fife Council says it is offering advice and support to anyone affected.

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