Fife police ask the public for help in finding missing man

UPDATE: He has been found safe and well.

Police are appealing for the assistance of the public in an effort to trace a 63-year-old man reported missing from Kelty.

Patrick Collins was last seen leaving an address in the Saline area at around 11:30am on Tuesday, August 16th.

Since then he has not been in contact with friends or family and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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It is believed that Patrick is driving a burnt orange coloured Suzuki SX4 with black roof rails and the registration SX57 DFC. Anyone who has seen this vehicle is asked to come forward immediately.

Patrick is described as 5ft 9ins tall, medium build, blue eyes, a short grey goatee beard with brown/greying collar length hair. At the time of him going missing he was wearing dirty blue jeans, an old blue denim jacket, dark coloured t-shirt, glasses and a black woollen hat with a small peak. In addition, Patrick has a missing front tooth and a distinctive tattoo on his left hand that reads ‘TRIBE’ and a cross design on his left forearm.

Patrick has numerous family members in Fife but is known to visit the areas of Cleish, Glencoe and Invergarry.

Sergeant Tony Rogers who is based in Dunfermline said: “It is out of character for Patrick to leave without telling anyone and we are extremely concerned for his welfare.

“A search is now underway to trace him as quickly as possible and I today urge anyone who has seen him or the Suzuki SX4 we believe he is travelling in to contact police.

“I also appeal directly to Patrick to contact either police or a family member to let us know you are safe.”

Anyone who has information on Patrick’s whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 or speak to any officer.