Police search Fife premises in connection with murder of Mark Deavin

Police have executed a search warrant at a Fife premises, following the murder of Mark Deavin.

Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 2:16 pm
Police are appealing for information.

Mr Deavin was found injured in the town's Boblingen Way around 1.40am on Saturday, July 17, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Scotland confirmed that a premises in Glenrothes was searched on Tuesday, and that “enquiries continue around this premises”.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Houliston of the Major Investigation Team said: "Since Mark's death we have been conducting a number of enquiries to trace the person or persons responsible. This has included CCTV enquiries and house to house as we seek to piece together his last known movements, particularly tracing anyone who saw him on Friday evening and into the early hours of Saturday morning.

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"On Tuesday, 20 July, a search warrant was executed at an address in Glenrothes in connection with Mark's murder, and enquiries continue around this premises. His family are being kept fully informed of the progress with the investigation.

"A police presence has remained in Boblingen Way as investigations at the scene have continued and I would like to thank the local community for their support and cooperation while this is ongoing.

"I would ask and urge again for anyone with any information to help our enquiries to get in touch via 101 quoting incident number 0413 of 17 July, or submit this through the MIPP portal at: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/SCOT21S20-PO1 ."

Mark’s family released a statement following his murder, which said: "We are completely devastated by his murder. He was a much loved brother and uncle and will be sorely missed by all."