Officers continue to conduct enquiries in trying to locate 51 year old Tony Lowey, missing from Ardrossan since Boxing Day last year.
On Monday 5 February 2018, Tony’s younger sister, 46 year-old Joanne Lowey appealed for any information on her brother’s whereabouts, she said:
“The last time I saw my brother, Tony was Boxing Day, the last time my parents saw him was December 27th 2017.
My family are very concerned for the well-being of my brother Anthony Lowey, known as Tony Lowney. The last documented sighting of him was on Wednesday December 27th. We would appreciate any help to find Tony.
“If you are watching Tony, you are not in any trouble, our family is finding it difficulty with the not knowing. We just want reassurance that you are safe and well Tony. If anyone has any information, please contact the police.”
Anthony was last seen by a family member around 1500 hrs, on Wednesday 27 December 2017 when he was dropped off at his home in Hunter Avenue, Ardrossan. His family and friends haven’t seen or heard from him since.
A further sighting of Tony was captured on CCTV on Wednesday 27 December 2017, in a local store, Alpine Stores, near to his house in Ardrossan, where he was in buying some groceries.
There has been no contact from Tony at all, which is completely out of character, and no record of him making any financial transactions.
Following the recent appeals to trace Anthony, a number of people came forward to say they believed they had seen him locally. Unfortunately, these sightings were not confirmed and Anthony remains missing.
Officers have conducted a number of enquiries in the search for Anthony, including the helicopter, specialists search officers and the police dogs.
Tony is white, around 5ft. 8 inches in height, with short brown hair and a slim build. He has tattoos on his lower arms, one which says Mum and Dad and Marianne.
Chief Inspector Brian Shaw said:
“We are continuing in our efforts to locate Tony and have received assistance and support from the local community. We are trying to locate a woman who was friends with Tony around 5 years ago, here name is Charmaine or Charlene. I would appeal to this lady to contact us as she could provide us with information which could prove vital to our ongoing efforts to locate Tony.
"Tony comes from close-knit family and they are extremely distressed by his disappearance. They just want to know he is safe and well. He is habitual in his routine in the places he visits and as there has been no record of him visiting any of those local stores or premises, we are deeply concerned. I am therefore asking local people to remember that Tony is still missing and to look out for him and pass on any information that anyone may have to police.”
Anyone with information is asked to call officers at Irvine Police Station via 101, quoting incident 0936 of 29 December 2017.
Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.