Injured man in North East Fife dies

Published 10 July 2019

Police in Fife can confirm that a man has died after being found seriously injured in North East Fife.


Scott Walker from St Monan's sustained significant injuries to his head and was taken to Ninewells Hospital, where he sadly passed away during the evening of Tuesday 9th July.


The 43-year-old cyclist was found on the A917 between Elie and St Monan's at around 7.45pm on Monday 8th July and inquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances of this incident.


One line of inquiry being followed at this time is that Mr Walker has been involved in a collision with a vehicle, which then failed to stop.


The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to come forward.


Detective Chief Inspector John Anderson from Fife CID said: "Our condolences and sympathies are with the family of Scott Walker and we are continuing to provide them with all the relevant support they require, while also conducting a thorough investigation to establish exactly how Scott came by his injuries.


"If indeed, another vehicle has been involved, then the driver needs to contact us as a matter of urgency and help us provide Scott's loved ones with the answers they require.


"Our inquiries at the scene have indicated that at some point a Vauxhall Astra, we believe to be silver or partly silver in colour, has been involved in a collision. This could either be a hatchback or estate motor car or an Astra van.  However, we do not know at this time if this is linked to the injuries Scott sustained, or if it this is a separate incident.


"We know from our initial CCTV enquires that a number of vehicles were on the road travelling in both directions between St.Monans and Elie between 7.30 and 7.45 on Monday night. We are actively working to identify these vehicles and therefore ask any motorists or members of the public who were on or around the A917 on Monday evening to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

"We would also be very keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have any dash-cam footage of this area from Monday evening."‎


"Finally, I would appeal directly to the driver of any vehicle involved in this incident to come forward so that they can provide an explanation to us about what happened"


Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 3910 of the 8th July. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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