Police back at Kirk Inn after raid hotel reopens

Police were back at a Kirkcaldy hotel which was raided last week, the day it reopened, after a fight outside the pub.

Witnesses say that a fight broke out outside the Kirk Inn on Milton Road on Saturday night.

Police were called to the Kirk Inn on Saturday after it had reopened.

Police were called to the Kirk Inn on Saturday after it had reopened.

It is understood that a man was knocked unconscious then repeatedly kicked, and both police and ambulance services were called, but medical treatment was declined.

Police confirmed that there had been a “disturbance”, and that inquiries are ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Fife Police were called around 9.40pm to the Milton Road area of Kirkcaldy following reports of a disturbance on Saturday, September 22.

“Inquiries are ongoing.”

A Spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call from Police Scotland at 9.46pm on Saturday, about an incident at the Kirk Inn in Kirkcaldy.

“Police Scotland then called to cancel the ambulance before it had arrived.”

Confusion is growing around the status of the bar and hotel after a raid by officers from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit on Thursday.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and later released without charge, and police said on Friday that the hotel had been shut down after management were served with a prohibition notice for breaches of environmental health legislation.

However, the venue was already open again the following day for an Ibiza-themed night.

While no charges were brought after Thursday’s raid, Fife Council are understood to have served an improvement notice relating to food safety.

Lisa Mccann, Fife council’s Service Manager – Environmental Health (Food & Workplace Safety), said: “Officers from the Environmental Health (Food & Workplace Safety) Team took necessary enforcement action based upon the findings at the establishment to protect public health.

“Action is currently on going, and the business is subject to further investigations under food safety legislation.”

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