Two charged after woman found hurt in Kirkcaldy

5 August 2019, 06:13 | Updated: 5 August 2019, 12:22


Two men have been charged after a woman was injured in a suspected air gun attack.

A 47-year-old woman was found hurt in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on Sunday afternoon following what police describe as a serious disturbance involving weapons.

The incident happened in Nicol Street near the Novar bar, which said none of its customers were involved.

Two men aged 36 and 21 are expected to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Tuesday as police continue to investigate.

A third man was arrested but later released without charge.

Detective Inspector Paul Dick said: "Two men have now been charged as part of this investigation but we are continuing with our inquiries and I would urge anyone who believes they have any relevant information to contact police immediately.

"Crimes of violence will not be tolerated in the Kingdom and through Operation Path we will utilise all resources at our disposal to identify perpetrators of such offences and bring them to justice."

The woman was found at around 2pm with several injuries to her body, including her chest, that are believed to have been caused by an air weapon.

She was taken to the Victoria Hospital before later discharging herself.