Serious sexual assault in Methil earlier this year

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We have arrested and charged a teenager in connection with a serious sexual assault in Methil earlier this year.

The assault took place around 8pm on 29th January 2019, near to Laird Avenue, when a 20-year-old woman was threatened with a knife and attacked at a nearby area of wasteland.

Detective Inspector Kelly McEwan, of Fife’s Public Protection Unit, said:

“This has been a complex investigation and we’ve been committed to conducting thorough and extensive inquiries since this was reported.

“I want to extend my sincere thanks to the people of Methil for their support and cooperation with officers throughout this.”

The 14-year-old boy is due to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court today (24th May 2019).