Fam­ily claim they’ve been failed by po­lice team

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page -

THE fam­ily of a miss­ing Glen­rothes man claim they have been failed by po­lice lead­ing the search for their son.

Allan Bryant Sr has launched a pe­ti­tion call­ing on jus­tice sec­re­tary Michael Mathe­son to elect a team within Po­lice Scot­land to take over the in­quiry into the dis­ap­pear­ance of his son, Allan Jr.

With more than 1,700 sig­na­to­ries to his cam­paign within hours of post­ing his pe­ti­tion on­line, Mr Bryant said that he re­gret­ted the need to take what he felt was nec­es­sary ac­tion.

He said: “We want a new force to take over Allan Jr’s case. I’m re­ally hop­ing to get some suc­cess with this pe­ti­tion. It has taken so long and I have not done this lightly. We’ve been try­ing to get any­where with the ma­jor in­ves­ti­ga­tion team for the past four years and I just feel they have failed Allan and my fam­ily mis­er­ably.”

Allan Jr was 23 when he dis­ap­peared af­ter a night out with friends on Novem­ber 3 2013.

High-pro­file ap­peals have been made by both his fam­ily and the po­lice, while searches have been con­ducted through­out the town and across Fife. How­ever, there re­mains no trace of Allan Jr, who would now be 27, with his fa­ther hav­ing stated on sev­eral oc­ca­sions his be­lief that his son is dead.

Po­lice have pre­vi­ously stated that the hunt for Mr Bryant has been the most ex­ten­sive in Fife po­lice his­tory. A spokesman said: “We con­tinue to ap­peal for any­one who has in­for­ma­tion about Allan’s dis­ap­pear­ance to con­tact us. We re­main in reg­u­lar con­tact with Allan’s fam­ily, up­dat­ing them on our work as it pro­gresses.”

Allan Bryant

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