Fife man “was stabbed to death in revenge attack”.


Fife police have appealed for witnesses to the incident

THE MAN at the centre of a suspicious death probe was fatally stabbed after trying to get revenge for a pub assault, it was claimed today (Sun).

Detectives in Burntisland, Fife, have confirmed they are investigating the discovery of a man’s body at an address in the town.

Police said the discovery was made late on Saturday night and that they are treating the death as suspicious.

Locals have named the dead man as Barry McLean, aged 27, although his identity has not been officially confirmed.

A source close to the family said it appeared that a relative of Mr McLean’s was assaulted in the toilets of The Old Port Bar in the town on Friday night.

The source said: “It looks like Barry and the relative went to confront the attacker. Barry received a single, fatal stab wound to the chest.”

The dead man was described as a “fitness fanatic who was a gym regular andrarelywent out”.

The source said Mr McLean was sober when he went to confront his relative’s alleged attacker.

It is understood he leaves behind a partner and a baby, aged just seven months.

A spokesman for Fife police said enquiries were at an early stage but confirmed that the death is being treated as suspicious. An address at Abbots View has been cordoned off by officers.

The spokesman appealed for witnesses to come forward, saying: “The force encourage anyone who was in the Abbots View area between 2200 and 2300 hours on Saturday evening to contact us on 01592 251111.”

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