Men taken to hospital after funeral brawl

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Two men were taken to hospital after a "large scale" fight broke out among mourners at a funeral today.

Violence flared at the service at Hayfield Cemetery in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

A number of people were injured and two were taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline for treatment.

Police said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

They appealed for information about the incident, which happened at about 11.15am near the entrance to Hayfield Cemetery on Hayfield Road.

Detective Chief Inspector Dougie Milton said: "This is a particularly unsavoury incident which has shaken a number of passers-by.

"I would appeal to anyone who either witnessed the incident or has information to contact us."

A spokesman for Co-operative Funeralcare, said: "There was an incident at a funeral this morning.

"Thankfully none of our staff was hurt but I understand two members of the mourning party were hurt."

He said he could not comment on whether or not the funeral had to be abandoned because of client confidentiality.