Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Teenager 'critical' after Kirkcaldy assault

A teenager has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being assaulted in a house in Kirkcaldy.

The incident happened in Kelso Place in the early hours of Sunday.

The 17-year-old was taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy before being transferred to the Western General in Edinburgh.

Fife Constabulary said he was in a "critical" condition. A 20-year-old man has been detained in connection with the assault.

Det Insp Charles Duncan appealed for anyone who was in the area between midnight and 02:30 to contact the police.

He said: "We are carrying out extensive inquiries to identify how and why this youth was assaulted.

"We are aware of an incident that took place during the early hours of Sunday morning and noting statements from those who were present.

"A 20-year-old man is currently detained at Kirkcaldy Police Station in relation to this matter."

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites