Renewed appeal for information on Fife man’s death

Robert Kennedy was a roadie with Nazareth.
Robert Kennedy was a roadie with Nazareth.

Police in Fife are looking to trace a passer-by who helped a man in the street a month before he died.

Sixty-three year-old Robert Kennedy, who was well known in Dunfermline and was a roadie for the band Nazareth, was found unconscious at his home on Halbeath Road on Wednesday, June 1 and later died at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

​Detective Inspector John Anderson of Dunfermline CID, who is leading the investigation, said: ​“Following our earlier appeals for information, we have had an excellent response from members of the public who have provided us with a clear picture of Robert’s movements over the course of the weekend prior to his death and up until he was last seen on the morning of Sunday, May 29.

​“This information has allowed us to provide Robert’s family with a very detailed account of his last movements and some comfort surrounding the circumstances of his death. We have uncovered no evidence to suggest there are any suspicious circumstances.

​“During the early stages of our enquiries we learned that Robert was seen with injuries to his face after he had been to the Leroy Day charity music event at PJ Molloy’s on Sunday, May 1.

“Since our last appeal we have now established that between 10pm and 11pm that evening, Robert was taken home by taxi from Canmore Street in Dunfermline, near to the junction of New Row and the Alhambra Theatre.

​“At that time he was helped to his feet and into the taxi by a man aged 50 – 60 years with white hair, and it was apparent that he had suffered injuries to his face. I would appeal for that man who helped Robert to contact the police if he recognises himself from this description.”

​Please contact Dunfermline CID on 101.