Police appeal following Kirkcaldy Prom death

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Police in Fife are appealing for the public’s help to identify the body of a man discovered in Kirkcaldy.

The man was foundon the shoreline of the Esplanade, opposite the old Kirkcaldy Swimming Pool, at 1.25pm this afternoon.

He is described as being between 70 and 80 years old, 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build with a hearing aid in his left ear and a faded tattoo of a cross with the word ‘MOTHER’ on his left forearm.

He was wearing a grey t-shirt, a navy/red checked shirt, dark-coloured zipped top, black cotton jogging bottoms, grey socks and black loafer-style shoes.

He is also believed to have used a white walking stick.

Detective Inspector Paul Dick of Kirkcaldy CID said: “We’re currently conducting a number of enquiries as part of our efforts to identify the man and trace his family.

“As part of this, we’re appealing for the public’s help and urge anyone who may recognise his description to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“The man’s death is currently being treated as unexplained and an investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding this.”

Anyone with information which may be able to help is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1693 of August 3.