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Murder inquiry launched after man's death in Kelty

Colin Oliphant Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Colin Oliphant's family said he would be "greatly missed"

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Fife.

Colin Oliphant, 38, was pronounced dead after emergency services were called to a house in Keltyhill Avenue, Kelty, at 11:00 on Wednesday.

Police said they had now established that he had earlier sustained a number of injuries in an attack.

His family has described him as a "doting father" who was "much-loved" and will be "greatly missed"

Officers appealed for witnesses or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to contact them.

Det Ch Insp Raymond Brown said: "Currently, we are working to establish the movements of Mr Oliphant and the circumstances that led to the attack.

"We are eager to speak to anyone with information that can assist with our inquiries.

"If you believe you saw anything suspicious in Keltyhill Avenue, or the surrounding area, on Wednesday morning then please contact police immediately."

In a statement released by Police Scotland, Mr Oliphant's family said:"Colin was a doting father and much-loved by those who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

"We kindly ask members of the public to respect our privacy while we grieve."

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