Random assault in Glenrothes - police appeal for witnesses

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Police in Glenrothes are appealing for witnessess following a random and unprovoked assault on a member of the public.

The incident occurred around 9.40 p.m. yesterday evening on a footpath along the east side of Bruce Road in the Auchmuty area of the town.

A 24-year-old man was punched and grabbed and suffered slight facial injuries.

The police have issued a discription of the assailant who is described as a white male, around five foot eight inches tall, of medium build with short light coloured hair.

He is thought to be around 20-years-old and was wearing a black and white top, dark bottoms and was in the company of an unknown female.

Glenrothes Community Sergeant Kenny Greig investigating the incident said it appeared to be an unprovoked attack on a member of the public going about their business.

“This appears to be a completely random incident which has left the victim badly shaken and suffering from a slight injury.

“I would like to reassure the public that this is an isolated incident and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact us at Glenrothes Police Station, any information will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.