Video: Deaths a ‘tragedy for two families and two young children’

Video: Deaths a ‘tragedy for two families and two young children’
Supt Dougie Milton and Supt Gary Flannigan of Fife Constabularly both called the deaths a tragedy

Family members of two local people have been left to come to terms with a tragedy after a mum and dad were found dead in separate properties on Monday, 11 March.

Police confirmed the identity of the woman killed at a property in Rosyth was mother, Jennifer Rennie, 26,  from Dalgety Bay.   Police later found the body of Scott Simpson, 41, at a property in Letham Way, Dalgety Bay, which had been the couple’s home together until in recent weeks when Ms Rennie had moved to Rosyth with their two children aged 1 and 5.  Both children were found unharmed in the Rosyth house by police who had been alerted by an individual to attend the property.

The family of Ms Rennie issued a statement through Fife Constabularly in tribute.

Her family said: “Jenny was a loving mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend. She was a friend to everyone and will be sorely missed. We are all devastated by what has happened and would now ask to be allowed some privacy to grieve at this sad time.”

Police have confirmed no-one else is being sought in connection with the two deaths which have been described as a tragedy by officers investigating the incidents and they have reassured both communities over safety concerns.

Supt Gary Flannigan, from Fife Constabulary, said: “We’re dealing with a tragedy involving two families and two young children.  We were called by an individual to the property at 7.45am on Monday, 11 March.  Children were within the house in Rosyth.

Supt Flannigan said: “Two communities [Rosyth and Dalgety Bay] have been affected by this tragedy.”

He added: “I would ask the media to respect the families’ wishes and allow them to come to terms with what has taken place.”

Police said the tragedy was the first incidents to be investigated by the newly formed Specialist Crime Division, headed in Fife by Supt Flannigan, formed under the new single police force changes in Scotland.

Video: Local Policing Superintendent, Spt Dougie Milton, calls the deaths ‘a tragedy’ and allays community concerns over the incidents.

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