Police have released a CCTV image of three men they want to trace in connection with a reported hate crime in Glenrothes last month.
A 19 year-old man - described as ‘vulnerable’ - was assaulted near the Kino Cinema in the town centre - a short distance from the bus station.
The unprovoked attack happened around 9:10pm on Sunday, August 23.
Police are keen to identify three men.
The first is white, aged white, around 21, about 5ft 7ins, muscular build, 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 white, about 18 years old, approximately 5ft 8ins, slim build, short styled hair, which was dark brown with blond highlights, and spoke with a local accent.
He was wearing a black coloured reflective jacket and dark blue jeans.
The third man id described as white, about 18 years old, about 5ft 8ins tall, slim build, local accent, wearing a grey coloured hooded top, which he had up the whole time.
He also had black coloured cargo trousers on, with two large pockets that appeared to be stained with paint.
DI Stuart Morris who is leading the inquiry said: “We are keen to speak to the three in connection with a disturbing incident, whereby a vulnerable local man was approached and subjected to an unprovoked assault.
“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, alternatively the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”’