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Two accused over Glenrothes house fires

Two men have been remanded in custody accused of attempted murder after two houses in Fife were allegedly set alight.

A 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was badly hurt after the incidents in Alexander Road and Adrian Road, Glenrothes, on 28 March.

Naveed Iqbal and James Simpson appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court each facing two charges of attempted murder.

Neither made any plea or declaration and their cases were continued.

A 22-year-old woman arrested with the pair was released from custody and did not appear in court.

Mr Iqbal, 34, from Leven, and Mr Simpson, 31, from Falkirk, appeared separately in private on petition facing two charges each of attempted murder.

Both men were remanded in custody ahead of a further hearing next week.

A spokeswoman 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."

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