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Man jailed for stabbing father to death in street attack

Gordon Coventry, 55, stabbed Darren Adie in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Murder: Darren Adie (l) was stabbed by Coventry.
Murder: Darren Adie (l) was stabbed by Coventry.

A man murdered a father-of-two by stabbing him in a street in Fife.

Darren Adie, 42, was found unconscious on Tweed Avenue in Kirkcaldy on the evening of May 28, 2016.

He died at Victoria Hospital in the town shortly afterwards.

On Monday at the High Court in Dunfermline, Gordon Coventry, 52, was found guilty of murdering Mr Adie.

Detective chief inspector Raymond Brown, of Police Scotland, praised officers for their "diligence, skill and professionalism" in bringing Coventry to justice.

He said: "The investigation into Darren's murder was complex and Gordon Coventry's efforts to evade justice caused the family unnecessary additional suffering.

"My thoughts today are with Darren's family and friends who had to endure the most tragic of circumstances

"I would like to thank them for their support during the investigation and although nothing can ever undo the wicked actions of Coventry, I hope this verdict brings them some sense of comfort."

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