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Police praise Kirkcaldy's response into Kevin Byrne murder inquiries

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Police officers have praised the locals they spoke to when they revisited the scene of a murder in Fife.

They were there to identify witnesses after Kevin Byrne, 45, was found dead in a house in Alison Street, Kirkcaldy, at about 10:00 on 5 February.

Detectives investigating his death want to speak to anyone who saw him in the days before the discovery.

They said Mr Byrne was distinctive as he had his left leg amputated and used crutches.

Police Scotland's major investigation team returned to Alison Street between 15:30 and 18:30 on Sunday to speak to local residents and other members of the public in the area.

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Image caption Mr Byrne's body was found inside a house in Alison Street, Kirkcaldy
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Image caption Police officers spoke to local residents and other members of the public in the Alison Street area

They asked if anyone remembered seeing any suspicious activity during the same period two weekends before, which is believed to have been the last time Mr Byrne, who was known locally as Kevin Forrester, was seen alive.

Detectives spoke to 34 people on Sunday, and said some had provided information that would be followed up by detectives.

Det Insp Carol Craig said: "The one thing that has become abundantly clear during this investigation is that the local community are keen to speak with police and help us get the answers Kevin Byrne's family deserve in relation to his murder.

"We are extremely grateful to all of those who spoke with us during Sunday afternoon and any relevant information will be appropriately acted upon.

"At this time, none of the statements we gathered have provided us with any new evidential leads to identify those responsible, but I remain confident that someone will have a vital piece of information that can help us bring Kevin's killer to justice."

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