Police look to trace '˜key witnesses' in Darren Adie murder investigation

Police in Fife are looking to speak to a number of people who may be able to help in their investigation into the murder of Darren Adie in Kirkcaldy just over a week ago.

Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 1:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th June 2016, 2:27 pm
Police want to speak to people who may have talked to or seen Darren on the night he died.
Police want to speak to people who may have talked to or seen Darren on the night he died.

The 42-year-old was found unconscious in Tweed Avenue, close to the junction with Lawson Street at around 6.45pm on Saturday, May 28.

He was taken to the Victoria Hospital where he later died.

Officers from the Major Investigation Team are keen to speak to the following people who saw or interacted with Darren prior to his death:

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- Someone known as ‘Kelly’ to whom Darren was shouting between 6pm and 6.30pm in the Overton Mains area, near Overton Road, Kirkcaldy.

- a man in his 40’s with a balding or shaved head and of heavy build who was wearing a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms is also thought to have spoken to Darren in passing. This happened in Spey Avenue at the junction with Napier Street, Kirkcaldy around 6.45pm.

The officers would also like to speak to the following people who may have walked past or encountered Darren in Tweed Avenue, all around 6.45pm:

- a male and female who were pushing a buggy, possibly a double buggy in Tweed Avenue walking towards Napier Street.

- another man and woman, with the man described as being in his late 20s or early 30s and 6ft tall. This man walked with a limp.

- a slim-built man wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Brown said: “We are keen to speak to these individuals. We believe they may have seen Darren and may hold information that, although they may consider insignificant, could prove vital in identifying his killer.

“As such I would urge them to come forward and speak to the police as soon as possible.

“I’m asking them to please contact us on 101, or speak to an officer in the street.”

Alternatively anyone with information about this investigation or the individuals described can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.