A 36 year-old man appeared in private yesterday in connection with the death of 97 year-old Annie Temple in her home in Kinglassie.

Sandeep Patel, appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, charged with the murder of Annie and made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

Patel, whose address was simply given as Fife, is expected to make a further appearance over the next week and is also facing a fraud charge.

Annie Temple, who lived alone, was found dead in her West End home on October 25.

She was well known in the village where she had lived for many years and her death shocked the people of Kinglassie.