A MAN has been charged in connection with the rape of an 83-year-old woman in her home.

The incident in Meldrum Court, Glenrothes, Fife, happened at around 5am on June 25.

Police said a 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged serious sexual assault.

He is expected to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.