Death of man in Kirkcaldy being treated as murder

Police at the cordoned off area in Tweed Avenue where Mr Adie was found. Picture: George McLuskie
Police at the cordoned off area in Tweed Avenue where Mr Adie was found. Picture: George McLuskie

Following the results of a post-mortem examination, police have confirmed that the death of Darren Adie in Kirkcaldy is now being treated as murder.

The 42-year-old was found unconscious on Tweed Avenue, close to the junction with Lawson Street, around 6.45pm on Saturday (May 28).

DCI Raymond Brown appealing for witnesses at the press conference earlier today (Monday, May 30).

DCI Raymond Brown appealing for witnesses at the press conference earlier today (Monday, May 30).

He was taken to the Victoria Hospital where he later died.

At a press conference earlier today (Monday) police said it was “too early to say” whether or not the case would be treated as murder, and that they were keeping an “open mind”.

Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Brown, Major Investigation Team, said: “Our condolences go to Darren’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“A thorough and robust investigation is currently underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding Darren’s death.

“I want to thank the community for their cooperation so far and urge anyone with information who has not yet come forward to get in touch.”

Anyone with information or concerns can speak to a local officer, call Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.