Murder hunt launched following Kelty death


Detectives today launched a murder investigation following the death of 38-year-old Colin Oliphant man in Kelty.

Officers went to a house in Keltyhill Avenue at around 11 am on Wednesday morning following a call from the Scottish Ambulance Service when Mr Oliphant was found to be requiring urgent medical attention.

Mr Oliphant was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene and following a post mortem examination it has been established that he was attacked beforehand, sustaining a number of injuries to his body.

Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team are now leading the investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding this death.

Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Brown from the MIT said, “Sadly, Mr Oliphant was unable to recover from the injuries he sustained and our thoughts and sympathies are with his family at this time.

“Currently, we are working to establish the movements of Mr Oliphant and the circumstances that led to the attack.

‘We are eager to speak to anyone with information that can assist with our inquiries or if you believe you saw anything suspicious in Keltyhill Avenue, or the surrounding area, on Wednesday morning then please contact police immediately.”

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