An area of Cowdenbeath has been sealed off following an assault on a 40-year-old man.
The victim sustained a chest injury in the incident which occurred in the early hours of Thursday.
He was rushed to Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital but has since been released.
Police swooped on Beath View Road as neighbours slept unaware of the drama in their midst.
An area between two houses remained taped off and police remained on the scene on Thursday afternoon.
One neighbour told how several police vans and cars and an ambulance rushed to the scene at around 1am.
She said they appeared to search the surrounding area, including the garden of another house nearby, using a sniffer dog and torches.
Lauren Bett, 22, said: “I think there was a party, there was a lot of loud music.
“There were eight police vans turned up maybe more, they were coming this way and that.
“CID were here too, there were two unmarked cars.
“I went to the back gate and saw a flashlight searching in the garden.
“It looked like they were looking for a weapon, the dog was barking.
“About five people got put in a police van.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Fife are investigating following a report of an assault at an address in Beath View Road, Cowdenbeath.
“The incident happened around 12.45am on Thursday when a 40-year-old man was assaulted, in which he sustained a non-life-threatening chest injury.
“Police and emergency services attended and the man was taken to the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, for treatment.
“He was now been discharged.
“Officers are investigating and inquiries are currently ongoing.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.”