Three months on: Re-appeal for information on missing A82 cyclist

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Police are renewing their appeal for information as part of efforts to trace missing man Tony Parsons, who was last seen three months ago today.

Mr Parsons was cycling from Fort William to Tillicoultry along the A82 Glasgow to Inverness road.

The last confirmed sighting of the 63-year-old was around 11.30pm on September 29 at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel. He then headed south towards Tyndrum on the A82.

He had travelled from Tillicoultry to Fort William by train earlier in the day, arriving at Fort William train station around 4.10pm. He set off to cycle back to Tillicoultry along the A82.

Mr Parsons is described as 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build, with short greying hair, a moustache and usually wears glasses. He has a tattoo of an anchor on his right upper arm and a tattoo of an eagle on his left arm.

He was last seen wearing a distinctive red waterproof jacket, a blue long-sleeved cycling top, a high-vis vest, fingerless gloves, beige combat trousers and walking boots.

He was also wearing a silver and grey cycling helmet, carrying a silver and blue rucksack and riding a yellow-framed bike with black handlebars.

Chief Inspector Drew Sinclair, local area commander for Clackmannanshire, said: “Sadly, Tony remains missing and his family have had to go through Christmas without him and without answers as to where he is. Any information, no matter how small it may seem, could be key to helping us find Tony.

“I would continue to appeal for anyone who saw a man matching Tony’s description or who may have seen, found or taken possession of a yellow bike along the route of the A82 on September 29 or in the days after to contact us as soon as possible.”