Family plea for missing toddler almost 50 years after disappearance 

Sandy Davidson was three years old when he disappeared on April 23, 1976.

Family issue new appeal for missing Sandy Davidson 48 years after disappearance in Irvine Police Scotland

A family has issued a new plea for a missing toddler that disappeared almost 50 years ago in Irvine.

Sandy Davidson was three-years-old when he disappeared on April 23, 1976, while playing in the garden at his grandmother’s home in the Bourtreehill area of the town.

His sister, Donna, who was two when her brother went missing, has issued a new appeal asking for anyone with information to come forward.

Police said that they continue to treat Sandy as missing despite the decades that have past and will assess any new piece of information.

Ms Davidson released a statement via Police Scotland, saying that while she is too young to have any memories of her brother she thinks about him “all the time”.

“It is the not knowing that gets to you,” she said.

“I am asking anyone who knows what might have happened to Sandy to get in touch with the police. Someone, somewhere knows something.

“It is almost 50 years and sometimes I feel a lot of anger and not a lot of hope. If we, as a family, can just get some answers it would help us come to terms with losing him, even though we know in our hearts that Sandy is unlikely to be alive.

“Please, if you know anything, no matter how small it might be, call the police, let them know. It could make all the difference even after all this time.”

Detective inspector Ewan Bell said: “Our thoughts are with Sandy’s family.

“They deserve answers and despite the passage of time our enquiries remain open.

“I too urge anyone who knows anything about what happened to Sandy to get in touch.

“New information will be assessed by officers.

“If you can help then please call Police Scotland on 101.”

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