Divers renew search for missing Glenrothes man

Divers searching water near Leslie
Divers searching water near Leslie

A specialist diving team has been brought in to trawl a number of rivers and waterways in the region as the search for missing Allan Bryant continues.

Police Scotland’s dedicated diving unit based in Greenock have been searching an area close to Leslie in the hope of finding any clues as to the 24-year-olds whereabouts.

Allan was last seen leaving Styx Nightclub in Caskieberran Road around 2.00 a.m. on Sunday, November 3.

Despite the police launching the biggest ever missing persons search in the region. Allan’s disappearance has remained a mystery.

Inspector Derek Paxton said the search teams are covering a number of new areas that were previously unsafe.

“The area in Leslie was searched on Monday as it was conceivable that Allan could have walked there from leaving the nightclub,” said Inspector Paxton.

“We are also going to revisit the River Leven covering an area that runs right through the town in the coming week.

“Parts of the river have been unsafe for divers to carry out searches until now, so we are covering as much of the waterways across the Glenrothes area as we can.”

It’s understood divers are to search parts of Stenton Pond, an area that the Bryant family were unhappy had not been searched earlier.

The family have welcomed the renewed water searches and say the while they fear the worst, they are being torn apart by the lack of any information regarding their son’s disappearance.

Allan Bryant Snr told the Gazette: “Every day is a living hell for us, we want Allan back, we want closure to this.”

The family will display a five foot long banner at the forthcoming Links Market in Kirkcaldy later this month.

Police will also hand out posters and leaflets detailing Allan in a hope of triggering someone’s memory as the search continues.

November 3, 2013 - Allan was last seen leaving Styx Nightclub at 2.02 a.m.

November 11 - Family begin distributing 50,000 missing persons leaflets.

November 12 - Police officers drafted in from across central Scotland to help the search .

November 22 - Mum Marie Degan makes an emotional plea for information on the eve of Allan’s 24th birthday.

February 10, 2014 - Family offer £2000 reward for information.

March 24 - Case handed back to Glenrothes Police.