Appeal after assault in Glenrothes

Picture: John Devlin
Picture: John Devlin

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at his home address in Glenrothes last week.

The incident happened at around 4pm at a property in Demarco Drive on Tuesday, August 4.

A 53-year-old man suffered a head injury when two men armed with a baseball bat attacked him within his garden.

He was taken to hospital for treatment before later being released.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their ongoing investigation to come forward.

One of the suspects is described is being of mixed race and in his late 30s. There is no description of the second suspect.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Hunter, from Glenrothes CID, said: “This appears to have been a random and unprovoked assault, which left the victim with a painful injury to his head.

“Inquiries so far have identified a silver Ford Focus, with distinctive roof bars, which was seen in the area in the days leading up to the attack and we have reason to believe this vehicle may be linked to this incident.

“We are keen to trace it along with three men, possibly with English accents who may have been staying at local guest accommodation prior to the assault.

“I would ask that any hoteliers or bed and breakfast establishments in the Fife area who may have knowledge about this car or the three men contacts police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone with any further information relevant to our investigation should also get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.