A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in Methil.
The incident happened near Laird Avenue on Tuesday.
SERIOUS SEXUAL ASSAULT #METHIL
We have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the incident that took place near #LairdAvenue on Tuesday 29 Janaury.
Detectives continue with their investigations into the incident. pic.twitter.com/5ofGwQ9QRR
— LevenmouthPolice (@LevenmouthPol) January 31, 2019
Police described the incident as a “terrifying ordeal” for the victim, who was allegedly held at knifepoint and forced into an area of wasteland.
She eventually managed to escape and sought the help of two members of the public.
The young woman had been walking along Herriot Crescent and on to Kirkland Walk when a man approached her.
Police Scotland confirmed an arrest had been made and that detectives were continuing to investigate the incident.
Detective Chief Inspector Scott Cunningham said: “As part of this investigation we are keen to hear from anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity within the areas around Herriot Crescent, Kirkland Walk or the wasteland near Laird Avenue during Tuesday evening.”
Anyone with information which could help officers with their inquiries is asked to call 101 and quote incident number 3508 of January 29. Anonymous reports can be made by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.