Two men have been left seriously injured after allegedly being slashed with a sword during an attack at a house in Kirkcaldy.
The incident unfolded shortly before 9am on Tuesday at a property on Cairn Street West.
Emergency services raced to the scene and discovered a 51-year-old man who had sustained serious wounds during the incident.
A 36-year-old man was also found to be seriously injured. It is understood neither man’s injuries are life-threatening.
Police Scotland confirmed three men had been charged in connection with the incident.
Terence Dale Junior, 36, from Kirkcaldy, appeared in private during a hearing at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Wednesday on charges involving assault and weapons.
He made no plea and the case against him was continued for further examination and he was released on bail.
Terence Dale Snr, 58, also of Kirkcaldy, appeared from custody and made no plea before being released on bail. He was also accused of charges relating to assault, weapons and breach of the peace.
The third man arrested, a 36-year-old, was released from custody before appearing in court.
A Crown Office spokesperson said: “The accused was liberated from custody and did not appear in court. The case against him remains live and under consideration.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “The incident took place shortly before 9am on Tuesday March 12, during which two men, aged 36 and 51, sustained serious injuries.
“Enquiries remain ongoing.”