Elderly man left with facial injuries after serious assault in Kirkcaldy

The man has yet to be identified
The man has yet to be identified

Police in Kirkcaldy are appealing for witnesses in relation to a serious assault yesterday (Friday) that left an elderly man with facial injuries.

The incident happened at around 4pm near the Fife Central Retail Park where the 75-year-old male had been walking.

As the man headed from the retail park in the direction of the town centre he approached the suspect on Chapel Level near its junction with Broom Road.

A conversation was struck up and a short time later the unknown male, who was with a female, allegedly struck the man causing him to fall to the ground.

Police are keen to trace the suspect and are appealing to the public for assistance.

He is described as white, around 5ft 10in tall and wearing a light blue top and with light coloured hair.

The female who was with him is described as having dark hair and wearing a white top.

PC Kevin Taylor of Police Scotland said: “This assault appears to be completely unprovoked and has resulted in significant injuries for the victim.

“Officers are carrying out a number of enquiries in an effort to trace the male as quickly as possible and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Broom Road and Chapel Level at around 4pm on Friday and who may have seen the suspect to please get in touch with police.

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