Man appears in court over Leven fire flat theft

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A man appeared in court yesterday accused of breaking into and stealing from a house in Leven where a man had died in a fire just ten days earlier.

Scott Kerr was killed when a blaze swept through his home in Waggon Road on February 21.

On March 3 the property was raided with a television, games console and computer games stolen from the home.

Kevin Stewart (40) from Leven appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court facing a charge of theft by housebreaking.

He made no plea or declaration during a brief private hearing and the case was continued for further examination.

Stewart was released on bail ahead of further court dates being set.

A 36-year-old woman was also arrested over the theft but she was released from custody without appearing in court.

The Crown Office said the case against her remains under consideration.