Police seek key witness in Kirkcaldy sex attack case

Police have stepped up patrols in the Kirkcaldy north area
Police have stepped up patrols in the Kirkcaldy north area

Police are seeking to trace a key witness as they continue to investigate an attempted rape which occurred at the weekend in Kirkcaldy.

The incident, in which a woman, aged 26, was subjected to a prolonged sexual attack, happened at around 10.30pm on Sunday, September 13, in a car park near to flats on Turiff Place.

The offender spoke to his victim in Aboyne Gardens in Kirkcaldy and mentioned having been at a friend named Alan’s house in the area of Harris Drive in Kirkcaldy earlier in the evening.

Officers believe “Alan” may hold vital information and are appealing for him to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Calum Lawrie, based in Glenrothes said: “We believe “Alan” is a significant witness in this inquiry, and are keen to speak to him as soon as possible.

“I want to reassure “Alan” that any information he can give will be treated in the utmost confidence, but could be crucial in identifying the man responsible for this sexual assault.

“We are continuing to support the victim as she recovers from her ordeal, and high visibility patrols continue in the area.”

The offender is described as being around 5ft 7ins tall, approximately 30 years old and was wearing a dark coloured jacket, light coloured jeans and trainers.

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.