Police appeal after Dunfermline NYE attack

The man was attacked on Monastery Street

A man has been left with a 'significant' neck injury after being attacked with a weapon in Dunfermline on New Year's Day.

The 21 year old victim was attacked between 4am-5am on January 1st 2019 on Monastery Street.

Police are now looking for an Asian man in his 20s, around 5'9" - 6'00" and of medium build. 

The man had dark hair, a trimmed dark beard and was wearing a grey or dark coloured tracksuit.

Detective Sergeant Christopher Dow of Dunfermline CID said: "This has been a particularly frightening experience for the victim and he has suffered a horrendous injury.  

"The nature of the injury would suggest that the individual responsible has used a weapon of some description and it is through sheer fortune that the consequences have not been even more severe.

"“If you were in the area early on Tuesday morning and have seen any persons or vehicles that appeared unusual, or if you have any CCTV which may assist in our inquiries, please contact police. 

"Due to it being Hogmanay there have been a number of social events in the area, so if you have been using your phone to capture footage or photos and have images of a man matching the description, I would urge you to please call us."

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact officers on 101.

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