Police in Fife are appealing for the public’s help in order to trace a man missing from St Andrews.
Duncan Sim, 19, was last seen at around 11.15pm on Wednesday 14 March at an event in the Old Station Road area.
Duncan is described as a white male, 6ft tall, of medium build. He has brown hair, green eyes and when last seen was wearing a grey-coloured suit jacket, white shirt, and a blue and white tie.
He has failed to return to his accommodation or make contact with anyone since this time.
Duncan is originally from the Duns area of the Scottish Borders.
Sergeant Sharon Holmes of Fife Police Division said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Duncan’s welfare and are eager to trace him as soon as possible.
“I would urge anyone who may have seen Duncan, or a man matching his description, to contact us immediately.
“In addition, anyone with information that can help us trace his whereabouts is asked to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
Those with information can contact St Andrews Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 2987 of 15 March.
CCTV image issued in search for missing man Duncan Sim, St Andrews
UPDATE - 19th March
Police in Fife have issued a CCTV image of missing man Duncan Sim as inquiries to trace him continue.
Duncan Sim, 19, was last seen at around 11.15pm on Wednesday 14 March outside Madras Rugby Club on Old Station Road in St Andrews.
Since this time a number of specialist local and national resources have been used in the search, including; the Coastguard, search and rescue dogs and our air support unit, with specially trained officers assisting a large number of public volunteers.
Officers have conducted door-to-door enquiries in St Andrews and have also reviewed CCTV in a bid to establish Duncan's last known movements.
Duncan is described as a white man, 6ft tall, and of medium build. He has brown hair, green eyes and was last seen wearing a grey-coloured suit jacket, white shirt and a blue and white tie.
Chief Inspector Steven Hamilton of Fife's Police Division said, "Duncan has now been missing for a significant amount of time and we are very concerned for his welfare.
"The response from the public and our partner agencies has been fantastic and we are thankful for their support as we continue in our efforts to trace Duncan.
"I would appeal specifically to anyone who may have seen Duncan, or a man matching his description, outside Madras Rugby Club at around 11.15pm on Wednesday night.
"We have released an image of Duncan from earlier in the evening showing the clothing he was wearing when last seen. I would ask the public to view this image and come forward if they saw Duncan after 11.15pm on Wednesday evening.
“I would also ask local residents in the St Andrews area to check their gardens, outbuilding and cars as Duncan may have entered to seek shelter and which can help us establish his current whereabouts.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact St Andrew's Police Station, quoting incident number 2987 of 15 March.
UPDATE - 22nd March
Police in Fife are continuing with their appeal to find missing teenager Duncan Sim, who has been missing in the St Andrews area for over a week.
The 19-year-old has been missing since Wednesday 14 March, when he was last seen outside Madras Rugby Club at around 11.15pm. He failed to return to his accommodation and has not been seen since.
Last night (Wednesday 21 March), over 30 officers conducted engagement opportunities with the local community as search activity to trace Duncan continues.
Members of the public were spoken to in St Andrews town centre and further door-to-door enquiries were carried out as officers continue to appeal to anyone who may have seen Duncan since 11.15pm last Wednesday night.
Officers also spoke to 70 people who were driving into St Andrews between 10.30pm and 12.30am. Drivers were taken along Old Station Road outside Madras Rugby Club where Duncan was last seen as they seek to establish where he may have travelled after leaving here.
Over the past week local and specialist Police Scotland resources have been supported by partner agencies, along with over a hundred volunteers from the local community in St Andrews and Duncan’s hometown in the Scottish Borders.
Duncan is described as a white man, around 6ft tall, and of medium build. He has brown hair, green eyes and was last seen wearing a grey-coloured suit jacket, white shirt and a blue and white tie.
Chief Inspector Steven Hamilton, who is leading the search to find Duncan said: “Duncan has now been missing for over a week and we continue to use all available resources at our disposal in order to trace him.
“Last night officers spoke with members of the St Andrews community as we continue to establish Duncan’s movements after he left Madras Rugby Club.
“I would again appeal to the public to think back to last Wednesday evening and ask themselves if they saw Duncan, or have seen a man matching his description since this time, to come forward to help with ongoing inquiries.
“As before I would ask local residents to check their vehicles, gardens, outbuildings and sheds as Duncan may have entered these in order to seek shelter.
“I would like to extend my thanks to the local community, and members of the public who have come forward following our appeals for information. All of this information is vital to our ongoing inquiries to trace Duncan.
“Anyone with any information that can assist with our investigations is asked to contact us as soon as possible.”
Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2987 of 15 March.
Update 5th April
New CCTV image released in search for missing man Duncan Sim
Police in Fife are continuing in their search for missing man Duncan Sim, who was last seen two weeks ago outside Madras Rugby Club in St Andrews.
CCTV enquiries have now revealed that the 19-year-old was in the St Andrews Links area between 11.24pm and 11.33pm on Wednesday 14 March.
Duncan is pictured outside Pilmour Clubhouse, near to the Eden Golf Course in St Andrews wearing a grey-coloured suit jacket, white shirt, blue and white striped tie, and brown-coloured shoes.
The 19-year-old has not been seen since leaving Madras Rugby Club on Old Station Road at 11.15pm on Wednesday 14 March.
Over the past two weeks officers have been carrying out extensive inquiries to trace Duncan, including reviewing CCTV footage, telephony work, door-to-door enquiries, and utilising a number of specialist resources in the search.
Duncan is described as a white man, 6ft tall, and of medium build, with green eyes and brown hair.
Inspector Karen Muirhead of Fife’s Police Division said: “We are committed to our search for Duncan and information now obtained from CCTV enquiries supports him being in the area near to the Eden Course shortly after he left Madras Rugby Club.
“He appears to be alone but it is unclear what direction he left this area in.
“I would again appeal to the public to think back to Wednesday 14 March and consider if they saw Duncan, or a man matching his description in the area. We hope that this image jogs someone’s memory and can give us that vital piece of information that we need in order to trace him.
“It has now been two-weeks since Duncan was last seen and we remain extremely concerned for his welfare. We continue to keep Duncan’s family updated with our enquiries and any developments.
“I would like to extend my thanks to the public and the media for their assistance in sharing our appeals for information, and to our partner agencies and civilian volunteers who have helped in the search for Duncan.
“I would ask anyone with information, no matter how small, that can help with our inquiries in tracing Duncan, to come forward and report this to us as soon as possible.”
Those with information are asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2987 of 15 March.
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