Man murdered at Kirkcaldy homeless flats

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A 44-year-old Kirkcaldy man was found stabbed to death last Thursday in a block of flats in the town, used by Fife Council to temporarily house homeless people.

Police were called to the premises at Overton Mains, Kirkcaldy, around 1.45 a.m. following a disturbance.

The area was cordoned off for some time on Thursday while investigations were carried out.

At that time officers said they were following a positive line of enquiry.

The dead man was later named by police as David Allan who is believed to have lived in the block, described by the local authority as scatter flats for temporary use by people who are homeless.

Speaking of their loss, David’s daughter Samantha said: “ My dad was a big part of my life and his loss will leave a big hole in my heart.

‘‘I loved him lots and will miss him dreadfully.”

David’s parents said: “David was a loving and caring son, dad, brother and uncle.

‘‘He was adored by all who knew him and was nothing but a gentle giant.”

A 27-year-old man was arrested on Sunday in connection with his death and appeared from custody at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Monday charged with murder.