Police name man killed in Glenrothes double shooting

By Amanda MacMillan

POLICE have confirmed the name of the man shot dead in Glenrothers on Sunday night as businessman Mohammed Nadeem Siddique.

Police in Fife were called to flats in Forres Drive in Glenrothes at 9:25pm where the 38-year-old was found dead.

Another injured man was found outside and was taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was shortly released.

His name had not been confirmed by police.

Officers are still looking to speak with a man who is described as being in his 30’s with short brown hair and of stocky build.

He is described as wearing a dark coloured zip-up top and is believed to have been in the vicinity at the time of the incident.

A police spokesperson said: “We appeal to anybody with any knowledge of this incident to come forward and call Fife Constabulary on 0845 600 5702 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where all calls are treated in confidence.”

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Man killled in Glenrothes double shooting

By Amanda MacMillan

A MURDER hunt has been launched after a man was killed and another injured in a double shooting on Sunday night.

Police in Fife were called to flats in Forres Drive in Glenrothes at 9:25pm where they found one man dead.

The man was named locally as 38-year-old Mohammed Nadeem Siddique but police have not released a name and said that the man has not been formally identified.

Another injured man was found outside and was taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was shortly released.

His name had not been confirmed by police. Continue reading

Fife Police seize Class A’s with street value of £500,000

By Christine Lavelle

Police seized more than £500,000 worth of heroin and cocaine during a series of planned drugs raids in Fife.

A 26-year-old man from Kirkcaldy is expected to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court tomorrow (Fri), in connection to the discovery of the class A drugs.

Fife Constabulary confirmed it was part of an ongoing intelligence led operation designed to tackle serious organised crime.

Detective Superintendent Garry McEwan, head of crime management for Fife, said: “The targeting of those involved in drug dealing and organised crime remains a very high priority for Fife Constabulary.

“The misery caused to local communities by this form of criminality cannot be understated, and Fife Constabulary is fully committed to use all available resources to target, disrupt and detect those involved in its supply and distribution as set out in the Force Policing Plan.

“Class A drugs cause significant harm within our local communities and it is these communities that I appeal to now.

“Contact the police if you have information about those involved in serious crime, including drug dealing and we will react and when possible arrest those criminals involved.

“In relation to this particular seizure I would again like to thank our communities for their ongoing support and would urge that members of the public continue to alert us as to their concerns and provide information that would assist us in removing harmful drugs from our streets.

“We will listen and investigate what the public tells us.”

Firemen battle blaze at Indian restaurant for four hours

By Christine Lavelle

FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze for almost four hours, which started at an Indian restaurant in Dunfermline.

Emergency services were called to Khushis Restaurant on Canmore Street at around 12.15pm today.

Six appliances from Fife Fire and Rescue were used to tackle the flames, which led to local road closures in and around the area.

No injuries were reported, but an ambulance stayed at the scene throughout to offer support to firemen, and the blaze was brought under control at around 4pm.

A Scottish Ambulance spokesman said: “We were called to the scene but did not have to treat anyone.”

Fife Police closed off roads near to the restaurant, and warned St Margarets Street and Canmore Street would be closed for another few hours.

A Fife Constabulary spokesman said: “There are no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is yet to be investigated.”

Fife teenager fought off attacker after being followed

By Christine Lavelle

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl was attacked and indecently assaulted by a man in Glenrothes as she walked home from the town centre.

Police said the teenager was subject to a sexual assault shortly before 10pm on Monday before she managed to fight off her attacker and run away.

Detectives believe she was followed from the town centre for some time before the attacker sprang.

The incident happened as she walked along Glamis Path, near Beaufort Drive, and Fife Police are now appealing for witnesses. Continue reading

Drivers under siege as idiots leave potential death traps on roads

By Christine Lavelle

MANIACS are laying potentially lethal traps across roads in Fife sparking fears someone will be killed unless those responsible are stopped.

Detectives are hunting the culprits after the latest incident in which a lamppost stolen from a building site was stretched across a busy route and struck by at least two cars.

Police also revealed that a previous incident just a short distance away involved a tree trunk being set up in exactly the same way – after it was sawn down for the deadly prank.

Councillor Peter Grant, who represents Glenrothes West and Kinglassie, said: “This is an act of unbelievable stupidity that could easily have led to someone being killed. Continue reading

Irvine Welsh gives fans a chance to be in new novel

By Cara Sulieman

HIS previous characters became immortal with the names Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie still famous the world over.

Now Scots author Irvine Welsh is preparing to give fans the chance to join them by naming one of his new characters from his forthcoming prequel to hit novel Trainspotting after them.

The original book, which one critic said “deserves to sell more copies than the Bible”, helped launch the careers of actors Robert Carlyle, Ewan McGregor, Kelly MacDonald and Johnny Lee Miller when the film adaptation came out.

Skagboys is due to hit shelves in April 2012 and goes back into the past of the now-famous heroin addicts in Leith.

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