POLICE in Fife have confirmed that a 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder following the death of Colin Oliphant in Kelty.

Mr Oliphant sustained serious injuries before passing away at an address in Keltyhill Avenue around 11am on Wednesday, September 6.

Following a post mortem examination it was established that he was attacked beforehand, sustaining a number of injuries to his body.

An inquiry was launched by Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team and a man was later arrested and charged. 

He is due to appear at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today (Monday).

Officers thanked the public and media for their assistance throughout this investigation. 

The family of Mr Oliphant has released a statement in tribute to him through Police Scotland

It read: "Colin was a doting father and much loved by those who knew him. He will be greatly missed. 

"We kindly ask members of the public to respect our privacy while we grieve."