Police in Fife have confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by an off duty officer in St Andrews last weekend.
Officers said they had carried out “extensive inquiries” after Gerard Kelly was found seriously hurt in Rose Lane at around 2am on Sunday November 1, and have now concluded that it was the result of an accident.
Mr Kelly remains in a “serious” condition in Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital after suffering head and spinal injuries, and it is believed he may have fallen possibly from height.
The 26-year-old, from East Kilbride, had been on a stag night with friends in the Fife town before being separated from his group.
Initial reports elsewhere suggested he may have been the victim of some sort of assault, but Police Scotland said it was satisfied that there was no foul play involved.
Friends, family and colleagues in the police force at Clarkston, where Mr Kelly works, have been offering messages of support all week.
His family released a statement earlier this week thanking people for their good wishes.
They said: “Our family and Jen (Mr Kelly’s girlfriend) would like to thank all our friends and family for their continued support.
“Thanks are also extended to the police and hospital staff for their continued efforts. Messages of support are very much appreciated.
“We ask that you keep Gerry in your thoughts and prayers.”