Fife man convicted of domestic abuse and violence spanning 24 years

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Graham Young.

A man responsible for a series of domestic abuse and violence offences carried out over a 24-year period has been convicted at the High Court in Dunfermline.

Graham Young, 50, of Church Street, Kirkcaldy, was found guilty of multiple assaults committed against five women and a man in the Dunfermline, Kelty and East Wemyss areas of Fife.

Officers from Fife Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit began to investigate Graham Young in 2015 after he was identified as a serial offender in violent crimes against women.

Detective Inspector James Leeson said: “Graham Young inflicted horrendous suffering on his victims over many years.

“I want to commend their courage in coming forward with information which has been crucial to our investigation and that finally led to Young’s arrest and conviction.

“I hope today’s verdict will give them some measure of comfort and allow them to go forward with their lives.

“Police Scotland is wholly committed to tackling all cases of domestic abuse that are reported and other associated violent offences.  We will continue to work alongside our partners at the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in order to bring relevant offenders to justice.”

“Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for Police Scotland, we want to encourage people to come forward.

“Victims of crime can be confident that we will listen to them and investigate their report thoroughly, no matter how much time has passed.”