Police probe beauty spot for days amid search for missing Allan Bryant

Officers searched Auchtermuchty Common in Fife after receiving information about the missing man, who was last seen in 2013.

Police Scotland probe Auchtermuchty Common for four days over disappearance of Allan Bryant in 2013 Police Scotland

Police have been searching a nature reserve in Fife after receiving information about a man missing for more than a decade.

On Friday, officers began searching Auchtermuchty Common after receiving information regarding missing man Allan Bryant.

Mr Bryant was last seen leaving the Styx nightclub in Glenrothes shortly after 2am on Sunday, November 3, 2013.

CCTV caught the 23-year-old on Caskieberran Road in the Fife town around a mile from his home – but he has not been seen or heard from since.

It’s understood Police Scotland did not find a body during their search. Allan’s family has been informed.

He remains missing.

Police probed an area of Auchtermuchty Common over the weekend.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Following information received in connection with missing man Allan Bryant, officers attended at Auchtermuchty Common on Friday.

“Enquiries were carried out and were completed on Monday.

“The family of Allan were made aware and officers continue to provide them with support.  

“Allan Bryant remains a missing person and any new information will be assessed.  

“Officers continue to make enquiries to trace Allan and anyone with new information should call Police Scotland on 101.”

Speaking last year, Bryant’s family said they “needed closure” after the investigation reached the ten-year mark.

His dad, Allan Bryant Snr, described the last ten years as full of “heartache and pain” and said his family needed “the truth”.

In a statement, he said: “Ten years ago today my son Allan went missing, ten years of heartache and pain, not knowing what happened or where his remains lie.

“My family have been through so much the last ten years, watching the police divers search ponds, rivers, wells, quarries and woodland and so many other places.

“Praying each time they will find Allan and the disappointment and heartache when they don’t. We knew on Monday, November 5, 2013, when we made that call to the police something was very wrong. It was so out of character for Allan not to be in touch with us.

“Never did we think we would still be searching for our son ten years on. All we need is closure. We need the truth. We need Allan back.”

Allan Bryant has not been seen since November 3, 2013.Police Scotland

The night before his disappearance, Allan Bryant had walked with friends to an engagement party at Leslie Golf Club from his home in Ednam Drive.

He arrived at the golf club around 9pm and left about midnight when he travelled by minibus to Styx.

Despite extensive searches and public appeals by the family and police, he has never been found despite a decade-long search.

Allan’s mum, Marie Degan, described the last ten years as a “living hell”.

She said: “We are still trying to find out what happened to our dear son Allan.

“The past ten years have been a living hell. We want to bring him home and will never give up until he is found.

“We know in our hearts that Allan is no longer with us and that is so hard to deal with. What is worse is that we do not know what happened to him.

“All we want is to know the truth and get Allan home and I know this probably means laying him to rest. If you know anything please call the police.

“Allan, we all miss you and love you so much.”

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