Fresh appeal to trace missing cyclist

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Police Scotland has launched a new appeal for information in its efforts to trace missing man Tony Parsons, who visited Fort William shortly before being reported missing three months ago.

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

Tony Parsons had travelled from Tillicoultry to Fort William by train earlier in the day, arriving at Fort William train station around 4.10pm.
Tony Parsons had travelled from Tillicoultry to Fort William by train earlier in the day, arriving at Fort William train station around 4.10pm.

Tony 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 and passed Glencoe village shortly after 6pm.

Tony 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.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0559 of October 2.