Three men sentenced after serious assault in Burntisland

Three men who attacked a man at a property in Burntisland last year have been jailed.

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 1:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 4:42 pm
High Court in Edinburgh
High Court in Edinburgh

At the Edinburgh High Court on Tuesday 21st March, Christopher Martin (27), Dean Walls (31) and Craig Robertson (37) pled guilty to assault to severe injury

The incident, which took place within an address on Melville Gardens on June 18, saw a 42-year-old victim sustain serious and permanent injuries to the head and body.

Martin was given five years and seven months in prison, Walls received six years and Robertson was sentenced to six years eight months.

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Detective Sergeant Craig Fraser of Kirkcaldy CID said: “As a result of this attack the victim sustained permanent injuries which will affect him for the rest of his life.

“This was a particularly violent attack and if it wasn’t for the first aid given to the victim by neighbours then I believe that he wouldn’t have survived.

“I hope the sentence the men received will give the victim some comfort allowing him to continue with his life.”