Renewed appeal in search for missing Kirkcaldy man

Alexander 'Sandy' Clarke
Alexander 'Sandy' Clarke

POLICE in Kirkcaldy have renewed their appeal for information about a local man who has been missing for over two weeks.

Despite a high-profile plea for the public’s help last week, increasingly concerned officers have revealed they are no further forward in tracking Sandy Clarke’s whereabouts.

However, police are asking residents to check their sheds and outbuildings because they believe the missing man may have been sleeping rough.

Sandy (37) was last seen in the early hours of Tuesday, June 4 , leaving Victoria Hospital and heading east towards Hayfield Road.

Sandy’s distraught parents said: “We are worried for our son now and want him to get intouch just so we know he’s okay.”

Teams of up to 20 officers from the Fife Division of Police Scotland, using police dogs, have been carrying out searches of the area where he was last seen, and have also been visiting homes of people he is known to be friendly with.

Sergeant Scott Murray, who is leading the investigation to trace Sandy said: “We are very keen to speak to anyone who saw him in the hours leading up to when he was last seen.

“I am also asking Kirkcaldy householders to assist us by checking any garden sheds and outbuildings for any signs of him.

“Extensive enquiries have already been carried out, but we are still looking for any information that will help us find Sandy and ensure he is safe and well.”

PC David Snowdon added: “It is possible that Sandy has been sleeping rough, and that is why I am asking everyone in Kirkcaldy who has a shed, garage or any other type of outbuilding in their garden, to check it and see if he is there.

“Sandy has not been seen or heard of for more than a fortnight and we, and his family, are very concerned for his wellbeing.

“We are doing everything we can, including using specially-trained search officers and bringing in police dogs, to try and find him, but we also need the help of the people of Kirkcaldy to search their properties and to report if they see him.”

In the last confirmed sighting of Sandy he was seen leaving Victoria Hospital at around 2.00 a.m. carrying two Sports Direct bags containing some clothing.

Sandy is described as 5’10” tall, with slim or average build, short slightly receding brown hair, and brown/green eyes.

He has tattoos on both arms and a tattoo on his neck of a girl’s name.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to call Kirkcaldy Police by telephoning 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, pop in to any police station.