Two Charged With 'Murder Bid' After Teenager Hurt In Fire

4 April 2017, 06:33

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Two men have been charged with attempted murder after a teenager was seriously injured in a fire in Fife.

Naveed Iqbal, 35 of Leven appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court and was charged with two counts of attempted murder. He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody pending a future appearance.

James Simpson, 32, of Falkirk also appeared on two charges of attempted murder. He made no plea, was remanded in custody and will appear at in court at a later date.

A 22-year-old woman was also reported to the fiscal in connection with the blaze in Glenrothes but was freed without charge.

A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: "The procurator fiscal received a report concerning a 22-year-old female, in connection with alleged incidents in Glenrothes on 28 March 2017.

"After full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, she was liberated from custody pending further inquiries and did not appear in court.''

Emergency services dealt with two separate fires, one at a house in Alexander Road and a second about 10 minutes later at a house in Adrian Road, Glenrothes, Fife, on Tuesday March 28.

A 16-year-old was taken to Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children following the blaze in Adrian Road.