Murder Investigation Into Death In Kirkcaldy

8 February 2019, 07:41

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The death of a man whose body was found at a property in Kirkcaldy is being treated as murder by police.

Officers found the body of Kevin Byrne, 45, who was known locally as Kevin Forrester, when they were called to an address in Alison Street in the Fife town at around 10am on Tuesday.

Following a post-mortem examination his death is now being treated as suspicious and police have appealed for information.

Detective Inspector Carol Craig, from Police Scotland's major investigation team, said: "Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Mr Byrne at this difficult time and our officers will continue to provide them with specialist support.

"We're appealing for anyone who may have seen Kevin between 9.30am on Sunday 3 February and 10am on Tuesday 5 February

"Kevin would've been distinctive to anyone who saw him because he had an amputated left leg and used crutches.

"Officers will be carrying out additional patrols in the local area to offer reassurance to the community, and anyone with concerns or questions should speak with them."

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident reference number 0915 of February 5, or to speak anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.