Family hopes for answers in search for grandad missing for a year

Paul Johnson, 75, went missing on September 15, 2021.

Family hopes for answers in search for grandad missing for a year Police Scotland

The family of a pensioner missing for a year have made a fresh appeal for answers over his disappearance.

Paul Johnson, a dad, husband and grandad from St Andrews, disappeared on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

The now 75-year-old left an address on Hay Fleming Avenue in the town at around 10pm.

He was then seen a short time later, at around 10.45pm, on Hepburn Gardens at the junction with Lawhead Road.

Despite extensive searches and enquiries being carried out, Mr Johnson has not been seen since.

His family expressed gratitude to those who have given their support on the anniversary of his disappearance.

“At no point when our wonderful dad, husband and grandad went missing did it cross our minds that a year on we would still be searching for answers,” the family said in a statement.

“We continue to move forward with hope.

“Our ability to move forward comes from the incredible support, friendship and care we receive from all around us in our community and beyond. We will always be grateful to you all.”

Sergeant Helen Samuel said: “It has now been one year since Paul Johnson was seen by his family and friends.

“It has been an incredibly difficult year for them and we have remained in regular contact and will continue to provide them with support.

“Officers carried out extensive searches to locate Paul, including door-to-door enquiries, liaising with other agencies and reviewing CCTV footage.

“We continue to ask people with any possible sightings or information as to Paul’s whereabouts to get in touch with us.

“Any new information received will continue to be investigated fully and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 0266 of September 16, 2021.”

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