Anthony Parsons

Update 27th October

Police in Forth Valley are again appealing for information in order to trace Tony Parsons who has now been missing for four weeks.

Anthony Parson

The last confirmed sighting of the 63-year-old was around 11.30pm on Friday 29 September at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel. He then left the area and headed south towards Tyndrum on the A82.

Tony had travelled to Fort William by train earlier in the day, arriving at Fort William train station around 4.10pm. He set off to cycle back to Tillicoultry along the A82 and passed Glencoe Village shortly after 6pm that day.

Search and rescue officers have since been deployed along with police dogs and mountain rescue teams to try and trace Tony.

Tony is described as 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build, with short greying hair, a moustache and usually wears glasses. He has a tattoo of an anchor on his right upper arm and a tattoo of an eagle on his left arm.

Anthony ParsonHe was last seen wearing a distinctive red waterproof jacket, a blue long-sleeved cycling top, a high-vis vest, fingerless gloves, beige combat trousers and walking boots.

He was also wearing a silver and grey cycling helmet, carrying a silver and blue rucksack and riding a yellow-framed bike with black handlebars.

Police would like to thank those members of the public and the media who have assisted officers so far in the search for Tony. Officers are still conducting searches of the local and wider areas.

Inspector Jo Jollie of Callander Police Station said: “I would like to thank those members of the public who have assisted so far with our investigations to trace Tony’s whereabouts.

“Unfortunately, it has now been four weeks since Tony was last seen and we remain concerned for his welfare.

“With the assistance of specialist resources we continue to search for Tony and have spoken to a number of motorists and the local communities in Bridge of Orchy and Tyndrum.

“I would again appeal for anyone who may have seen a man matching Tony’s description or who may have seen, found or taken possession of a yellow bike along the route of the A82 on 29 September or in the days after to contact police as soon as possible.”

Car officers are eager to trace as part of search for Tony Parsons

Those with information are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0559 of 2nd October.

UPDATE - 19th October

Further search as activity as part of efforts to trace Tony Parsons

Police in Forth Valley will tomorrow (Friday 20th October) be conducting further patrols on the A82, between the Bridge of Orchy and Tyndrum areas, as part of the ongoing search for a missing man.

Tony Parsons, aged 63 from Tillicoultry, left an address in the Ross Court area around 9.30am on Friday 29th September and travelled to Fort William by train.

He arrived in Fort William around 4.10pm that afternoon and is believed to have intended to cycle back to Tillicoultry along the A82, passing Glencoe Village shortly after 6pm.

Enquiries have established a confirmed sighting of Tony around 11.30pm that night at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel, before he left the area heading southbound towards Tyndrum.

Tony is described as 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build, with short greying hair, a moustache and usually wears glasses. He has a tattoo of an anchor on his right upper arm and a tattoo of an eagle on his left arm.

He was last seen wearing a distinctive red waterproof jacket, a blue long-sleeved cycling top, a high-vis vest, fingerless gloves, beige combat trousers and walking boots.

He was also wearing a silver and grey cycling helmet, carrying a silver and blue rucksack and riding a yellow-framed bike with black handlebars.

Between 9pm on Friday and 3am on Saturday, motorists travelling on the A82 and those who live in the Bridge of Orchy and Tyndrum areas can expect to see officers carrying out enquiries as part of efforts to establish Tony's whereabouts.

Inspector Jo Jollie of Callander Police Station said: "It's been almost three weeks since Tony was last seen on the A82 in the Bridge of Orchy area, heading towards Tyndrum, and we remain very concerned for his welfare.

"As part of our efforts to trace Tony, we'll be speaking to motorists travelling on this route and members of the local communities in the Bridge of Orchy and Tyndrum areas between Friday night and the early hours of Saturday.

"We'd also urge any motorists who travelled on the A82 on the evening of Friday 29th September, or over the following days, and who may have seen a man matching Tony's description to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

"We're particularly eager to hear from the driver of a people carrier-style vehicle that was travelling south on the A82 at the Green Welly Stop near Tyndrum around 2am on Saturday 30th September as to whether or not they may have seen Tony."

Those with information are asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0559 of 2nd October.

UPDATE - 11th October

Further appeal for missing man Tony Parsons

Police in Forth Valley are appealing for the public’s help as part of ongoing enquiries to trace missing man Anthony ‘Tony’ Parsons.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone travelling on the road network between Fort William and Tillicoultry on Friday 29 September and the days after and who may have dash cam footage of a man matching Tony’s description.

The 63-year-old left an address in the Ross Court area of Tillicoultry around 9.30am on Friday 29 September and travelled to Fort William by train.

He arrived in Fort William around 4.10pm and it is believed he then set off to cycle back to Tillicoultry along the A82.

Tony passed Glencoe Village on his bike shortly after 6pm on that day.

Ongoing enquiries have established a confirmed sighting of Tony at 11.30pm on 29 September at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel. He left that area and headed south, in the direction of Tyndrum.

Tony is described as 5ft 9ins tall, stocky build, with short greying hair, a moustache and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a distinctive red waterproof jacket.

In addition, he was seen earlier wearing a blue long-sleeved cycling top, a high-viz vest, fingerless gloves, beige combat trousers, a silver and grey cycling helmet and walking boots. He was carrying a silver and blue rucksack and had a yellow framed bike with black handlebars.

Inspector Jo Jollie of Callander Police Station said, “I am appealing directly for drivers who may have passed Tony whilst travelling on the A82 between Bridge of Orchy and Tillicoultry since 29 September to please come forward.

“We are especially keen to hear from anyone with dash cam footage from their vehicle that may show a male matching Tony’s description.

“It is approaching two weeks since Tony was last seen and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare. I would also ask the public to check their outhouses and gardens as Tony may have entered to find shelter.”

Anyone with information and who may have seen Tony along his route, please call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 559 of 2nd October.

ISSUED - 3rd October

Appeal to trace missing man Tony Parsons

Police in Forth Valley are appealing for the public’s help as part of ongoing enquiries to trace a man reported missing.

Anthony Parson was last seen leaving his home address in the Ross Court area at around 9.30am on Friday 29 September.

The 63-year-old has been reported missing after failing to return home and he has not been seen since.

Anthony travelled to Fort William by train arriving at around 4.10pm on Friday. It is believed he then set off to cycle back to Tillicoultry along the A82.

Concern is growing for his welfare and anyone who knows Anthony’s current whereabouts is asked to contact us immediately.

He is described as 5’9’’ tall, stocky build, with short hair, a moustache and is possibly wearing glasses. He has a tattoo of an anchor on his right upper arm and a tattoo of an eagle on his left arm.

He was last seen wearing a silver and grey bike helmet with a blue long-sleeved cycling top.

He was wearing a high-viz vest with fingerless gloves, beige combat camouflage trousers and walking boots. He was carrying a silver and blue backpack and had a yellow framed bike with black handlebars.

Area Commander Drew Sinclair said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have seen a man matching Anthony’s description on the A82 between Fort William and Crianlarich between 4pm on Friday 29 September and 8am on Sunday 1 October to please contact us.

"We are concerned for Anthony’s welfare and are asking anyone who may have seen him, or who knows his current whereabouts, to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0559 of 2 October.


 

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