Man sentenced for attempted murder of man in Kirkcaldy

Published 12 August 2019

Police in Fife welcome the sentencing today of Lawrence (known as Scott) Nelson, for the attempted murder of a man in Kirkcaldy.

At Livingston High Court on Monday 12th August, Nelson was sentencing to 12 years and six months in prison after being convicted of the attack that happened at an address in Cawdor Crescent in December last year.

The now 28-year-old was found guilty following a trial at Edinburgh High Court on 8th July 2019 of the attempted murder of a man, who has been left permanently scarred and with life-long impairments following the incident.

Nelson armed himself with a crowbar and forced entry into the property at around 5.35am on Sunday 23rd December 2018 before attacking the man in an upstairs bedroom.

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.

“The incident happened just before Christmas with Nelson arrested by detectives later that day who were conducting inquiries under Operation Path - Fife Division’s response to tackling violent crime across the Kingdom.

“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.

“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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