EXTRA attention will be paid by police to a “dilapidated” house in Tillicoultry following reports of children accessing the building.

The unkempt property at Moss Road, which was branded an “eyesore” two years ago, was reportedly being accessed by children and teenagers in the past weeks – according to Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton and Devonside Community Council.

The community council said it contacted PC Miller regarding the issue.

According to a social media post, the police officer said: “We will pay it extra attention in an attempt to trace and warn the kids involved but it is essential that residents call in and report this to the police when they see them there."

He added: “Also, I am happy to let you know that PC Jamie Reid has joined me in covering Tillicoultry, Alva, Coalsnaughton and Devonside and will run on the opposite shift giving the area a more constant community policing presence.

“Jamie is an experienced officer, has worked previously in Clackmannanshire and will enhance the Community Policing Team."

The property in question was on the receiving end of a bespoke Clackmannanshire Council cut in 2018.

Its mystery owner had failed to comply with a High Hedge Notice, which was served by the local authority following community intervention.

At the time the property lay empty and no one in the town is sure who it actually belongs to.

The hedge had grown so high it almost completely obscured the street frontage of house before the notice was served.

However, it is understood the area's community council has since learnt the name of the property's owner, although not much is known about them.