A St Andrews man has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a woman in the town over the weekend.
The 50-year-old victim, named locally as Elizabeth Bowe, was discovered by police officers at an address in Bobby Jones Place on Saturday night after Police Scotland received a report of concern for the woman.
The woman, who is said to have suffered serious injuries, was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where she is fighting for her life.
Charles Gordon, 51, appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court in private on Monday afternoon on a petition alleging attempted murder and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm.
During a brief appearance, he made no plea or declaration and had his case continued for further examination.
Gordon, of St Andrews, was remanded in custody ahead of a further appearance next week.
Detective Inspector Rory Hamilton, from the Major Investigation Team, confirmed: “Local officers discovered the 50-year-old at around 9pm on Saturday, September 17.
“A subsequent investigation led by detectives from the MIT has resulted in the arrest of a male in connection with this incident and he is scheduled to appear from custody before Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.”