Man jailed following attempted murder in Kirkcaldy last December

Nelson forced his way into a property on Cawdor Crescent last December (Pic: Google)

A man will spend 12 years and six months in prison, after being found guilty of an attempted murder in Kirkcaldy last December.

Lawrence Nelson, known as Scott, was convicted at the High Court in Livingston on August 12 after an attack at an address in Cawdor Crescent. 

Nelson armed himself with a crowbar and forced entry into the property at around 5:25am on December 23, 2018, before attacking a man in an upstairs bedroom. 

His victim has been left permanently scarred and with life-long impairments following the incident. 

Detective inspector Paul Dick, from Fife division's criminal investigations department said: 

“Scott Nelson carried out a brutal attack on the man who has been left with life-changing injuries as a result of the attack.

“Nelson has not accepted responsibility for his actions and I hope that the sentencing today will allow the victim and his family to move forward.

"I thank them for their help in this enquiry and also the officers who worked tirelessly on this case."

He added: “We understand that violent crime brings fear and alarm to local communities and we are committed to ensuring that violent offenders are brought before the courts and will continue to work alongside with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to bring violent offenders to justice.”

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