Joshua Kerr was 18 years old and regularly attended games with his friends as a season ticket holder from his home in Glenrothes. On Friday at 11.10 a.m. Josh was hit by a car in Glenrothes and was pronounced dead at the scene. Josh, an accomplished billiard player and football fan, played competitively across the UK and is survived by his mother, father and younger brother. The thoughts of everyone at RRFC are with the family at this sad time. Always ready to help others, Josh (along with his mother Angela) also helped with hospitality at Raith Rovers during the season just ended.
Grace Ross_ Joshua Kerr’s murder
A student has appeared in court accused of murdering her boyfriend by running over him and driving him over his head. Grace Ross, 18, is said to have murdered Joshua Kerr, also 18, in an alleged incident at Little Balquhomrie Farm, near Leslie, Fife, on Friday morning.
Ross and Kerr had lived together at an address in Glenrothes, also Fife, for two years before the incident. Ross, represented by attorney Brian Black, appeared in private today to face a single charge on request in the Falkirk Sheriff Court today. The indictment alleges that she “drove a motor vehicle in the direction of Joshua Kerr, causing the vehicle to hit him, causing him to fall to the ground and the vehicle passed over his head and body to his serious injury and danger of lifetime”. Ross, previously at Abertay University and agreed to start a new course as a student of politics and international relations at Dundee University in September, did not testify at the private hearing, which lasted just over five minutes. Prosecutor Katie Cunningham did not seek pretrial detention. Sheriff Alastair Brown confided Ross for further examination and released her on bail. She will appear in court again on a date to be confirmed.
Mr Kerr’s heartbroken parents
Parents Angela Kerr and Jamie Simpson said: “His mum, dad, little brother and anyone that ever knew Josh will never forget him. “He was the perfect person and we will forever love him.”
Detective Inspector John Easton of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team said: “This was an isolated incident and there is no risk to the wider community. We are keen to talk to anyone who may be able to help with our investigation.” Anyone with information that could help is urged to call Police Scotland on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”