PATRONS in a Wee County pub had to be "evacuated" after a lit flare was tossed into the building at the weekend.

At around 2.50pm on Saturday, a young male wearing a hoody is said to have pushed open the door to the County Bar in Clackmannan before throwing the flare inside.

The pub then quickly filled up with red smoke, and set off the fire alarm, with the culprit fleeing the scene in the company of others.

No medical treatment was required for any of the patrons within the premises.

Police Scotland are now looking to trace the young man – believed to be a teenager – and are asking those with information to come forward.

A spokesperson said: "Police in Alloa are investigating after a flare went off inside a business premises in Clackmannan at around 2.50pm on Saturday, October 22.

"The premises had to be evacuated due to the building filling up with smoke, but thankfully no was injured.

"Anyone with any information about this incident is advice to contact police in Alloa on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."