Police have issued a urgent appeal for information after a large pool of blood and a weapon was found in a Glenrothes street on Boxing Day morning.
Detectives have refused to divulge what kind of weapon was found at the scene in Foxton Drive, Glenrothes, but they say the volume of blood discovered gives them cause for concern that someone somewhere may need medical assistance.
The blood and weapon was found just off Foxton Drive by a dog walker at around 10.20am, and investigations are under way into what has potentially happened and if there is any criminality involved.
A number of alcohol cans and bottles were also found at the scene.
Detective Inspector Kelly McEwan, from Police Scotland’s Public Protection Unit, said: “Earlier this morning a member of the public out walking their dog came across a pool of blood and a weapon with alcohol containers lying nearby.
“Given the volume of blood, it is believed a person could have sustained a significant injury or at least required some form of medical attention.
“We are obviously concerned for the welfare of anyone who may be injured and so would be keen to hear from people who have been in and around the area last night or early this morning.
“Initial enquiries have failed to trace any injured people and we are keen to ensure whoever was involved is safe and well and getting medical help if required.”
DI McEwan has urged anyone who may have been in the area between 10pm on Christmas Day and 10.20am on Boxing Day and can help with the investigation to come forward.
Anyone with information should contact Glenrothes Police Station quoting reference number 1293 of December 26 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.