Man appears in court in connection with Fife murder

By Cara Sulieman

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of a businessman at a flat in Fife last week.

Tencho Andonov, 27, made no plea nor declaration when he appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court today.

Mohammed Nadeen Siddique, 38, was found dead at the property on Forres Drive in Glenrothes on October 24.

Another injured man was taken to hospital following the incident described by police at the time as a shooting.

Andonov, from Livingston, West Lothian, is charged with the murder of Mr Siddique and with the attempted murder of the second man.

He also faces a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice and was remanded in custody until his next appearance.

Grief hit mum calls for action to stop repeat of balcony tragedy

By Christine Lavelle

THE family of a tragic toddler who plunged to her death from a balcony at her home have spoken about their “massive” loss.

Two-year-old Kayleigh Wotherspoon fell from the family’s second floor flat in Kirkcaldy, Fife, and later died from head injuries in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

It is thought she may have climbed onto a plastic table before losing her balance and falling over railIngs last Friday at around 2.45pm.

Kayleigh’s mum, Chelsea Wotherspoon, 18, said she is “completely broken” at what has happened to her “beautiful daughter”.

She said: “Life will never be the same for anyone who knew and loved Kayleigh.

“I wouldn’t wish anyone to go through anything like what I am goin through at the moment.” Continue reading

Tragedy as two year old girl falls to death at home in Fife

TRAGIC: Family described Kayleigh as their 'cheeky monkey'

UPDATED: A TRAGIC two year old Fife girl who died in a fall from a second floor flat in Kirkcaldy has been named.

Police investigating the accident confirmed Kayleigh Wotherspoon was the tot who fell from the six in a block building in the town’s Fair Isle Road shortly before 3pm yesterday (fri).

Mercy crews rushed to the scene and took her straight to Queen’s Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline.

She was then transferred to the specialist Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh but later died from her injuries.

A Fife police spokesman said: “We are currently investigating the circumstamces surrounding the fatal injuries sustained by a two year old child after an apparent fal from her home in Kirkcadly.

“About 2.45pm emergency services were called to the address in Fair Isle Road, Kirkcaldy, where it was reported that a child had fallen from a second storey level.

“The child was initially taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline before being taken to the Sick Kids in Edinburgh where she unfortunately succumbed to her injuries.”

In a statement the toddler’s grief hit family said: “Kayleigh was full of life and a cheeky wee monkey. A loving baby sister to Katelyn. The whole family are completely devastated and Kayleigh will be sorely missed.”

Houses on the street have balcony areas, but police said they were still trying to find out what happened.

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.”

Fife Police Hunt White Van Man Over Woman Driver Terror

By Paul Thornton

POLICE in Fife are hunting for a white van man who terrorised a woman on the roads.

The dangerous driver tailgated the 43-year-old woman before overtaking her and almost forcing her off the road.

Officers said the man then “dabbed his brakes”, causing the woman to brake and leaving her “extremely distressed”.

Fife Constabulary has now appealed for anyone who saw a white Mercedes 308D panel van on the A914 on Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading

Girl airlifted to hospital after 60ft plunge

By Paul Thornton

A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl was airlifted to hospital earlier today(Tues) after a dramatic 60ft plunge down a cliff.

The youngster was out walking with her gran when she slipped down the embankment at Ravenscraig Castle near Kirkcaldy in Fife at around 2pm.

A member of the public alerted Fife Constabulary who in turn contacted the ambulance service.

Paramedics raced to the scene and were able to get to the girl who they feared had suffered a suspected broken leg.

Rather than try and recover her themselves, they decided to call in a helicopter to airlift her directly from the scene.


A crew from HMS Gannet was diverted from a training mission and picked up the youngster before transporting her to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where a waiting ambulance ferried her to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Continue reading

Brave Fife Student Ready To Graduate Despite Kidney Failure

Roxan Buys gets ready to graduate next week

By Cara Sulieman

A BRAVE design student is getting ready for her graduation day despite being on kidney dialysis since Christmas.

Roxan Buys, 22, is set to collect her BDes in Product Design from Edinburgh Napier University next week.

With a prestigious design prize under her belt, she should be looking forward to a bright future.

But the student, from Kirkcaldy, has had to hook herself up to a noisy dialysis machine every night since Christmas after her kidneys failed.

Now on the organ donor list, Roxan faces up to three years waiting for a new kidney.

But she isn’t letting her restrictive illness stop her and has passed her course with flying colours as well as managing to keep up her passion for snowboarding.

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