Thieves ransack home of Leven fire victim

The family of a Leven man who was killed in a fire said they were devastated to discover that his flat has been burgled.

Monday, 6th March 2017, 11:21 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:23 am
Scott Kerr
Scott Kerr

Alex Kerr (40), brother of fire victim 32-year-old Scott Kerr, said he made the discovery on Saturday after he and his parents had finally felt brave enough to go to the Waggon Road flat for the first time since Scott died in a blaze there on February 21.

He said upon entering the flat they found to their horror that it had been broken into and some of Scott’s belongings had been stolen.

“I collected the keys for my brother’s home from Methil Police station on Thursday,” Alex said.

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“My mum, dad and I built up the courage to go to his home to collect any personal belongings on Saturday only to discover that the home had been broken into on Friday evening and all items of value stolen; his TV, Xbox and games just to name a few.

“This was absolutely something we didn’t need. A personal moment for us was clouded by the selfish, probably drug-motivated actions of low life others.”

He added: “We did manage to collect some personal items from his lounge, something for us to help remember him.”

Police have confirmed the break-in was reported to them shortly after 10.30pm on Friday.

Investigations are continuing to determine the cause of the fire, but Alex says he suspects that it may have been a faulty tablet that was to blame.

“My brother messaged me on Monday, February 20 advising that there was a fault with the tablet and could I remember when I purchased it for him.

“The tablet was found underneath his dead body by police.”

Alex said that Scott’s bedroom was completely burned out and that he has been told the tablet has been sent for testing.

Scott’s funeral will take place on Thursday.