The father of murdered Kirkcaldy man Darren Adie has made an emotional appeal in the search for his son’s killer.
John Adie, 67, said: “We want to bury our son and we can’t do that until Darren’s killer has been arrested.
“Please, if you know anything, get in touch with police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Darren Adie was found lying unconscious in Tweed Avenue, in the Gallatown area of Kirkcaldy, at around 6.45pm on Saturday May 28.
The 42-year-old was taken to Victoria Hospital for treatment but died from his injuries.
His family have a long connection with the Gallatown and it is believed he was in the area visiting friends on the day he was attacked.
Police are certain a number of individuals living locally hold key pieces of information which could help them find the killer.
Crimestoppers has offered a reward of up to £10,000 for information which leads to an arrest and conviction.
Addressing a press conference, John Adie said: “The Gallatown is like a village and is full of good people who have known Darren all his life.
“These people will understand how devastated we are that Darren died in this way.
“Darren’s life has been taken and he will never see his kids grow up. He was only 42.
“The family have lost a son, a brother, a nephew and an uncle.
“Darren’s kids, a son aged seven and a daughter aged nine, have lost a father.
“Just imagine what his kids will feel growing up, knowing that their father was murdered and left lying in the street.
“We would like some answers. We need to know what led to our son dying on Tweed Avenue that Saturday.
“I speak for Darren’s family when I say we are very grateful to the police for their continued support and assistance since Darren’s death.”
Police would like to speak to seven individuals who crossed Mr Adie’s path on the day he died.
Between 6pm and 6.10pm he was seen shouting to someone by the name of Kelly.
He walked down Overton Road to Valente’s Fish and Chip Bar and the Nisa store, where he spoke to a number of people at 6.25pm.
From there, he took a route following Beatty Crescent back onto Overton Road and walked through the Overton Mains estate.
Near the junction of Spey Avenue and Napier Street he spoke to a bald man in his forties, described as wearing a blue top and grey jogging bottoms.
According to witnesses, as he made his way along Tweed Avenue he passed two couples, who police believe could be key witnesses.
Police would like to hear from a bald, chubby white male with a limp between the ages of 20 and 30 who was wearing a white vest top and three quarter length grey jogging bottoms.
Accompanying him was a woman of around the same age who had shoulder length hair with a significant red tint to it. She was wearing a black top.
The other couple, a male and female in their 20s, were pushing a double buggy.
Officers would also like to speak to a man wearing a grey hooded top and grey bottoms.
Detective Chief Inspector Raymond Brown said: “That person may have been assisting Darren in some way.”
It is the second time Police Scotland has appealed for the seven individuals to get in touch.
Despite a positive response from the community, key witnesses have yet to come forward.
Mr Brown said witnesses may be scared to make contact with police.
“It could be because they don’t know how to make contact with the police or it could be through fear.
“Maybe they are protecting someone. Maybe they know Darren’s killer.
“They may have information that could lead to Darren’s killer.
“I would urge them to speak to the police.
“Darren’s family are devastated and they need closure. They are desperate to find out the circumstances of how their son died.
“I would urge these people to come forward.”