An emergency situation where a person died at a Dunfermline hotel this afternoon was not a 'hostage situation', according to Police Scotland. 

Fife Division scotched social media rumours in a statement issued this evening after officers were called to an incident at the Travelodge, near Halbeath. 

It said: "Police in Fife were called to the Travelodge hotel in Dunfermline around 4.40pm on Saturday 10 February following concern for a person and emergency services remain in attendance dealing with a sudden death.

"We can confirm that this incident has been contained and there are no concerns for members of the public.

"Earlier unofficial posts on social media in relation to a hostage situation at this location are untrue."