Further descriptions of men wanted in connection with Glenrothes hate crime released by police

Three men wanted in connection with Glenrothes town centre attack
Three men wanted in connection with Glenrothes town centre attack

Police are continuing their appeal for the public’s help in tracing three men after a man was assaulted in what is being treated as a hate crime.

A CCTV image has been circulated by police following the incident, which happened shortly after 9pm on Sunday, August 23.

I would like to thank the public for the great response which has so far identified a number of leads but unfortunately we still require more information and further help to solve this crime.

A 19-year-old man was assaulted near the Kino Cinema in the town centre area, a short distance from the bus station.

Police have released further descriptions of the three men they wish to speak to and are asking for the public to assist them with their enquiries.

The first is described as white, aged around 21-years-old, about 5ft 7in tall, of muscular build and with black curly short hair with stubble on his face.

He spoke with a local accent and wore a tight black T-shirt and black trousers.

The second man is believed to be aged around 18-years-old, slim, with short dark brown hair with blonde highlights.

On the night of the incident he was wearing a black coloured reflective jacket and dark blue jeans.

The third person is also believed to be around the age of 18, slim, and spoke with a local accent.

He wore a grey hooded top and wore the hood up. He also had black coloured cargo trousers on, with two large pockets that appeared to be stained with paint.

Kenny Greig, Glenrothes Community Sergeant, said: “We are keen to speak to three males in connection with a disturbing incident, whereby a vulnerable local man was approached and subjected to an unprovoked assault.

“I would like to thank the public for the great response which has so far identified a number of leads but unfortunately we still require more information and further help to solve this crime.

“Glenrothes Police continue to tackle hate crime and as part of the local Glenrothes Action Plan, officers will be focusing on detecting and preventing crimes and can assure the public that this case is top priority for my officers.

“I would ask anyone who remembers seeing the men or who has any relevant information regarding this incident to please contact police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”