Peaceful march as search for Glenrothes man continues

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Family and friends of missing Glenrothes man Allan Bryant came came together to march through the town, 196 days since he was last seen alive.

Around 180 people gathered at Styx nightclub last Saturday afternoon, the location of the last confirmed sighting of Allan in the early hours of Sunday, November 3 last year.

Chief Inspector Nicola Shepherd addresses family, friends and supporters of missing Glenrothes man Allan Bryant

Chief Inspector Nicola Shepherd addresses family, friends and supporters of missing Glenrothes man Allan Bryant

Those involved in the peaceful demonstration then made their way to Glenrothes police station where they were met by Chief Inspector Nicola Shepherd.

The walk was organised by the family, who wanted to in a bid to jog peoples memories and hopefully come forward with new information as to his whereabouts

CI Shepherd, local area commander for the Glenrothes area welcomed the latest move to keep the plight of the 24-year-old in the forefront of the public’s mind.

“We are all overwhelmed by the support and depth of feeling on show here today, it’s a testament to the community spirit within Glenrothes of which this is a clear example.”

She added: “Throughout our investigation we have been supported and assisted by many of Allan’s family and friends who have turned out in large numbers to volunteer to help search for Allan, not only in the initial stages but throughout his disappearance. Their assistance and support has been invaluable to the officers dedicated to this inquiry.”

Marie Dugan, mother of the missing 24-year-old said they would do whatever they could to keep her son’s disappearance in the public eye.

“I’m pleased and grateful to to the many people who have taken time to come and support us in this peaceful rally today, it means a lot to us as a family” she added.

Turnout gives strength to carry on

People came from across the region, including Cupar, St Andrews and Dunfermline to join family and friends in Glenrothes in a bid to keep the case of the missing 24-year-old in the minds of the public.

William Bryant, uncle of missing Allan said he was heartened by the turn out.

“People have turned out in force today and that support gives the family the strength to carry on, we will not give up,” he added.

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