Adrian Hynd sentenced to life in prison for murder in Kirkcaldy

Published 30 October 2017

A man has today (Monday 30th October) been sentenced at Glasgow High Court for the murder of Alex Forbes in Kirkcaldy.

Adrian Hynd and Alex ForbesAdrian Hynd, now aged 52, was found guilty at Edinburgh High Court on 22nd September of stabbing Alex at a flat in Victoria Road on 2nd January.

Alex, who was aged 25 from Edinburgh, and two other men went back to Hynd's flat to continue drinking after meeting during a night out in the town.

The two other men left around 3.45am and at around 5am Hynd called emergency services claiming to have stabbed Alex in self-defence.

Hynd has now been given a life sentence, with a minimum of 18 years in prison.

Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie of Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team said:

"Our enquiries established that Alex had been the victim of a frenzied attack and there is no doubt that Hynd, fuelled by alcohol, meant to cause Alex severe harm. We welcome this sentence and our condolences remain with Alex's family."

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