“I’ll put a hole in you”: Fife man’s knife-point ordeal on his own doorstep


A terrified man had a knife pressed against his stomach by a drugged-up attacker on his own doorstep in Kirkcaldy. 

The victim had been returning home from the shops when he was attacked by Keiran Wallace, who pressed a knife with a 12-inch blade against him. 

Wallace was demanding a cigarette from the victim during his ordeal. 

Wallace (20), currently detained at Polmont young offenders’ institution, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court. 

He admitted that on 6th April at Regent Place, Balfour Street, Kirkcaldy, he assaulted a man, demanded a cigarette from him, brandished a knife at him, pressed the knife against his stomach and attempted to rob him of a cigarette. 

Depute fiscal Claire Bremner said the incident occurred at 7.25pm. 

“The complainer was at his front door having just returned from a shop. He was about to put his key in the door when the accused asked him for a cigarette. 

“He replied that he didn’t smoke. The accused said, ‘I don’t believe you’ and moved closer. 

“He then produced a long knife and said, ‘I’ll put a hole in you’.” 

The knife was then pressed against the man’s stomach. 

“The complainer told him told to calm down. The accused said, ‘Take me seriously.’ 

“He was told again that he didn’t have any cigarettes and the accused put the knife away. The complainer managed to get into his home and called the police.” 

Officers later tracked Wallace down in a nearby street and he had the knife in his hand. 

He was arrested and “appeared to be under the influence of drugs”, added the depute. 

Sheriff Charles MacNair called for reports and Wallace will remain in custody and he is sentenced on 24th September.



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