Tributes have been paid to a man who was found dead at a flat in Fife.
Fife Constabulary said the body of 45-year-old Robert Shankland was found at an address at Brodie Court, Glenrothes, on Wednesday.
On Thursday his family paid tribute to him in a statement released through the police.
It read: "Robert was a much loved son, who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was a caring person who always had time for others. As a family we would appreciate if we could be left to grieve in peace at this difficult time."
On Thursday three people appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court in connection with the death.
Paris Green, 21, Kevin McDonagh, 23, and Dean Smith, 19, were all charged with murder during the private appearance.
They made no plea or declaration, the case was continued and they were remanded in custody.
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