One year on, search continues for missing Kirkcaldy man

Sandy Clarke has been missing for a year
Sandy Clarke has been missing for a year
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Police appeal marks first anniversary of Sandy’s disappearance

Police in Kirkcaldy have renewed their appeal for information on the disappearance of a local man this week - a year after he was last seen in the town.

Sandy Clarke

Sandy Clarke

Thirty-eight-year-old Alexander Clarke, known to family and friends as Sandy, was last seen leaving the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy on June 4, 2013.

He was carrying two large Sports Direct carrier bags filled with clothing.

Following his disappearance, police carried out a major missing person enquiry at the time, with large areas of the town in and around the hospital searched by specialist teams.

As the anniversary of his last appearance came round on Tuesday, Inspector Alan Seath, who is based in Kirkcaldy, said: “All lines of enquiries regarding homeless accommodations, missing persons organisations and charities have been exhausted, as has information provided by the public.

“Our thoughts are with the family of Sandy at this time and we will continue to interact with them to ensure they are aware of our efforts and of any developments.”

Last July, police in Kirkcaldy said the hunt for Sandy had become one of the longest investigations ever carried out by the town’s officers.

On the night of June 4 last year, the fairground worker attended Accident and Emergeny at the Victoria Hospital after sustaining a head injury in a fall.

However, he left prior to treatment and was last seen on a CCTV camera walking east towards Hayfield Road at around 2.00 a.m. carrying two Sports Direct bags.

Following an initial appeal to the public, police received “dozens” of calls from across Fife.

Local police also contacted relatives in England and Germany as well as fairground companies across Britain.

Inspector Seath added: “We continue to appeal to anyone who may have information regarding the whereabouts of Sandy to come forward and contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

A well known man locally:

Alexander ‘Sandy’Clarke, now aged 38, is described as being 5’10” tall with slim or average build and short brown hair.

He also has blue eyes, but his left eye has a distinctive blue patch.

Sandy has tattoos on both arms and a tattoo on his neck with a girl’s name.

He was well known locally in Kirkcaldy as well as in the Leven and Glenrothes areas.