Unexplained death after body found in Fife hotel

A Markinch hotel was partly closed this morning (Wednesday) after a body was found.

Drummond Hotel & Steak House in Markinch
Drummond Hotel & Steak House in Markinch

Emergency services were called to the scene at Drummond’s Hotel shortly after 10am after the sudden death of a man.

Following the arrival of several police vehicles, scenes of crime officers then arrived and began to tape off parts of the hotel for further investigation.

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Social media has been rife with unsubstantiated rumours, but one person said that officers from Police Scotland had been “doing door-to-door asking for anyone with CCTV to make it available for viewing” by the investigation team.

Inspector Rachael Burns of Glenrothes Police Station said: “Officers were called to an address on Balbirnie Street, Markinch on Wednesday, November 20 following the sudden death of a man.

“The death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are ongoing.”