News alert: Police hunt 63-year-old’s attacker

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Police are hunting whoever carried out a serious assault on a 63-year-old Rosyth man.

Fife Constabulary is appealing for anyone who may have any information about a serious assault of a 63-year-old man which happened in a house in Peasehill Fauld, Rosyth, to come forward.

Officers believe the assault happened on Wednesday, 18 May but the victim did not report the incident at that time. Police were only made aware of the attack after the victim was treated in hospital several days later.

The man is currently in a critical condition and receiving treatment at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

Superintendent Garry McEwan, head of crime management division at Fife Constabulary, said: “This appears to have been a deliberate targeted assault on an individual whilst within his home and I would ask anyone who has any information about this attack, no matter how small, to contact Fife Constabulary.

“Serious assaults are rare in Fife and my appeal is both to those within the local community of Rosyth, and others residing outwith, who may have knowledge of this attack to contact Fife Constabulary and assist in bringing those responsible to justice.”

Enquiries are continuing in the area and police would ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Fife Constabulary on 0845 600 5702 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.