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Man appears over pedestrian death in Leslie

Stephen James McCann
Image caption Stephen McCann was knocked down on the A911 High Street in Leslie, Fife

A man has appeared in court accused of culpable homicide after a pedestrian was killed in a hit and run crash in Fife.

Stephen McCann, 20, from Leslie, was knocked down on the A911 High Street in Leslie at about 03:15 on Saturday.

Alistair Dick, 25, from Glenrothes, was charged at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court with culpable homicide and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear in court again next week.

It is understood Mr Dick was not the driver of the car, with police enquiries still ongoing in a bid to trace the man behind the wheel.

Witness appeal

Friends and family of Mr McCann, a former Glenwood High School pupil, paid tribute to him.

His family said: "He was a hard-working popular young man in the village with a large circle of friends who had always worked since leaving school, and will he be missed by family and friends."

Fife Constabulary issued an appeal for any witnesses to the crash to come forward as soon as possible.

Det Insp Stuart Welsh, of Fife Constabulary, said although one man had been charged over the smash investigations were still being undertaken.

He said: "We are following several lines of enquiry, however we still need vital information about the whereabouts and occupants of the silver Ford Focus which was involved in this accident.

"It is believed that this car may have been in both Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes prior to this accident happening, therefore anyone who has any information is urged to contact us as soon as possible."

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