TEN YEARS OF A LIVING HELL: ALLAN’S FAMILY “NEED THE TRUTH”
It is ten years today since Allan Bryant from Glenrothes disappeared after a night out in the town.
Allan was 23-years-old when he went missing just a mile from his home in Ednam Drive.
Police say they have reviewed all evidence from the last decade and that “there is nothing to suggest criminality”.
After a decade of agony Allan’s family have today made another plea to the public for help in solving the mystery.
His mum Marie Degan said, “The past 10 years have been a living hell. We are still trying to find out what happened to our dear son Allan. 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.”
His dad Allan senior 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 10 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 the 5th November, 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 10 years on. All we need is closure. We need the truth. We need Allan back.”
Detective Inspector Scott Roxburgh, senior investigating officer, said, “For 10 years the aim has been to find Allan. Since he was last seen on Sunday 3rd November, 2013, significant enquiries have taken place.
“Information received from the public has covered a wide range of scenarios, including that Allan has been harmed in some way. All information has been investigated thoroughly, recorded, assessed and actioned accordingly. Allan’s disappearance remains a missing person enquiry.
“We want to find closure for Allan’s family. We are determined to do everything we can to find out what happened to Allan after he left Styx.
“If you were in Styx that night, and have not been spoken to by the investigation team previously, please get in touch. You may hold vital information that can help us find Allan.
“Allan may have intended to go elsewhere when he left Styx. Or there is a chance that Allan began walking home and he may have become disorientated.
“If you were in the Napier Road or South Parks Road area, or anywhere else in the local area, when Allan went missing then please think back and let us know if you saw anything that could help trace Allan’s movements.
“I urge anyone who has not come forward and who may have information that could help with our enquiries to get in touch. No matter how small you think that piece of information might be, please pass it on.”
Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 or email OperationToner@scotland.police.uk