Man arrested after serious assault in Dunfermline
Gary Fitzpatrick • Published 18 Oct 2012 16:30
A 34-year-old man is due to appear in court tomorrow (Friday) following a serious assault which took place in Dunfermline on Tuesday evening.
Detective Inspector David Russell, who is leading the enquiry said: "On Tuesday night we received information that a local man had been assaulted within the area of Dunfermline Cemetery, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline.
"It had been suggested that the victim of the assault was in the cemetery whilst walking his dog when he was attacked by two unknown persons and sustained a stab wound to his leg and facial injuries.
"During the early stages of our investigation officers cordoned off the area to allow examination during daylight.
"I can confirm that following our investigation we have established that the information that had initially been provided was not correct.
"An assault had occurred whereby the victim, a 30-year-old local man, had sustained serious, although not life threatening, injuries.
"This assault occurred within the victim's home address in the Appin Crescent area of Dunfermline. A 34-year-old local man, who is known to the victim, was taken into custody this morning in relation to this assault, a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and the man will appear at Dunfermline Sheriff Court tomorrow morning.
"I would like to reassure those within our community and who frequent the area around Dunfermline Cemetery that contrary to what had initially been reported, no assault had taken place there.
"This assault occurred within a private residence and was an isolated incident involving persons who know each other, therefore we are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who assisted us during our investigation, fortunately incidents such as this are few and far between and I would like to thank the public for their assistance in this inquiry.
"Their actions quickly helped us identify the man responsible and bring him to justice.
"Crime in Fife has fallen by 49% over the last seven years and I would like to re-assure the communities of Fife that we will continue to work hard to deliver for the people of Fife."