Man detained after Kirkcaldy woman assaulted and held against her will

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A man has been detained in connection with an incident on Saturday in which a woman in her sixties was assaulted and held against her will in the Templehall area of Kirkcaldy.

The incident happened around 10.00 a.m. on Saturday at an address in Harris Drive.

The woman was entering her home when an unknown man followed her into the property, where she was then assaulted and threatened. The suspect left the property after approximately four hours.

He is described as around 30 – 40 years old, 5ft 4inches tall, with a medium to stocky build. He had a shaved head with a scratch to his face and head and wore an earring.

Witnesses have since come forward who describe a man matching the suspect’s description leaving from the rear of a block of flats which leads to a communal area dividing Davar Drive and Harris Drive.

The suspect may have visible injuries to his face caused during a struggle with the victim.

As well as a black zipped jacket with a brand logo on one of the shoulders and zipped pockets on the chest area, he was also wearing very distinctive ‘Police’ brand blue denim cargo jeans, which had long straps to the front.

Detective Inspector John Anderson said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim that took place in her own home and we are eager to trace this man as soon as possible.

“Anyone who recognises his description or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Harris Drive area yesterday morning or afternoon is urged to come forward.

“People may also have seen him before or after the incident elsewhere in the Templehall area.

“I’d like to reassure the community that we are currently pursuing all lines of enquiry and will have a highly visible police presence in the area whilst we carry out house to house enquires, and review CCTV footage.

“I would encourage anyone with any concerns to please speak to their local officers or contact police on 101.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.