Coastguard called in to search for missing Kirkcaldy man

The body has been confirmed as that of Stuart Craig
The body has been confirmed as that of Stuart Craig

A multi-agency search operation is now underway in an effort to find a 26-year-old Kirkcaldy man who has been missing since last week.

Stuart Craig was last seen near Victoria Hospital on Yetholm Way at around 10.45pm on Friday, April 22, having cycled there from Dunsire Street at around 10.30pm.

Stuart Craig bike - picture  issued  by police to help find missing Kirkcaldy man

Stuart Craig bike - picture issued by police to help find missing Kirkcaldy man

It is not clear what route Stuart took however officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw him and say his disappearance is out of character.

An extensive search operation, involving the coastguard and RNLI, is now being concentrated in Kirkcaldy as well as along a stretch of coastline between Leven and Kinghorn.

Specialist police units are also being utilised including the police helicopter and search dog units.

Officers are now renewing their appeal for information and want to hear from anyone who has seen or spoken with Stuart.

He is described as 6ft 6in tall, of slim build, has a pierced lip and left eyebrow, a tattoo of a spider on his right elbow and a tattoo of a flaming skull on his left forearm.

Stuart was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, a grey hooded top, blue jeans, dark boots and was riding a grey coloured bicycle.

Community Inspector for Kirkcaldy Graeme Neill, said: “Our concern for Stuart is growing by the hour and we want to hear from anyone who may have seen him or who has information on his whereabouts.

“From our inquiries we believe Stuart may be in the Kirkcaldy area or may have travelled to the Fife coastline, which he knows very well.

“We believe that Stuart was on his bike, which has quite distinctive markings and I would ask anyone who has seen this bike to come forward immediately.

“Again, if Stuart sees this appeal, I would ask him to contact either police or your family to let us know you are okay.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or speak to any officer.