Attempted murder investigation launched in Fife

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Police are investigating following an attempted murder at an address in Fod Street in the Halbeath area of Dunfermline.

The incident happened around 7.30pm on Monday, April 1, when a 36-year-old man was confronted by two men within the doorway of the address.

Following an exchange between the three, one of the men assaulted the 36-year-old with a bladed or pointed weapon. The two suspects then left in an unknown direction.

The 36-year-old was found to have sustained a serious neck injury. He was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service for treatment where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Detective Sergeant Alexander Brydon of Fife’s Criminal Investigation Department said: “This was a vicious attack which has left victim seriously harmed.

“Thankfully the victim was quickly attended to, however the consequences of this attack could have been much more serious.

“We are eager to trace the two men involved as soon as possible. I would appeal to anyone who was in the Fod Street area of Halbeath on the evening of Monday, April 1, and saw anything suspicious, to come forward at their earliest convenience.”

Those with information are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3583 of April 1, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.