A man who disappeared three decades ago could be alive and well, police have said.
Peter McGuire was just 21 when vanished from High Valleyfield in Fife, Scotland, on 23 January 1993.
Now, 30 years on from his disappearance police in Scotland have launched a fresh appeal for information.
On the day of his disappearance, McGuire, who would now be 51, left his home and was later seen leaving Carnegie Swimming Pool in Dunfermline.
Police launched an investigation, which remains open to the day, after his car was found near the Forth Road Bridge.
No sightings of McGuire were made for more than two decades, but in 2016 a person using his name and date of birth was recorded at a homeless shelter in Hastings, East Sussex.
However, he had moved on before further enquiries into his identity could be made.
Detective Chief Inspector Kelly McEwan, of Police Scotland, told the Daily Record: “He did provide some information which suggested at least some knowledge of Peter’s circumstances. Unfortunately, he moved on very quickly before identification could be fully established.
“The male had a telephone number attributed to him and the investigation largely centred on telephone enquiries. We commenced an investigation which led to enquiries in London and the southeast of England. But essentially, the male was never traced and we haven’t been able to speak to anyone who had knowledge of that male’s whereabouts.
“Sadly, a question mark very much still hangs over whether the man who presented at the homeless shelter was Peter McGuire or not.
“Peter went missing when he was 21. His last known sighting is leaving a leisure centre in Dunfermline and there are no sightings thereafter.
“His car was parked abandoned near the Forth Road Bridge but there was no information to suggest anything had befallen him. Coupled with the information that came to light at the end of 2016, it is very much a possibility that Peter may be living elsewhere and is safe and well.”
Following the information in 2016, a forensic artist created an image of how McGuire may look now.
DCI McEwan said: “If Peter becomes aware of this appeal we would like him to come forward and speak with us to confirm he is safe and well. We wouldn’t disclose his whereabouts to any other person against his wishes.
“Although we’re now talking 30 years on in this case, it will always be an open enquiry unless there is information to prove otherwise.”
Anyone with information can contact Dunfermline Police Station via 101. You can also get in touch with The Missing People charity on 116 000 or by visiting the website here.
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