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Search continues for missing student

Duncan Sim has not been seen for almost eight days Photo: Fife Police

Police in Fife are continuing their search for missing student Duncan Sim more than a week after his disappearance.

The 19-year-old, from Duns in the Scottish Borders, was last seen at around 11.15pm on Wednesday 14 March outside Madras Rugby Club on Old Station Road in St Andrews.

He didn't return to his student accommodation at the University of St Andrews that evening and hasn't made contact with anyone since.

Duncan is described as:

  • a white male
  • 6ft tall
  • of medium build
  • with brown hair
  • and green eyes

He was last seen was wearing a grey-coloured suit jacket, a white shirt, a blue and white tie, dark dress trousers and dark dress shoes.

CCTV footage shows Duncan Sim earlier on in the night he went missing Credit: Fife Police

Police have released a CCTV image of Duncan captured shortly before he was last seen.

Specially trained officers, the Coastguard, search and rescue dogs and a police air support unit have been involved in the investigation.

Hundreds of local people have also been conducting a volunteer search.

Flyers have been handed out in St Andrews and neighbouring towns Credit: Fife Police

Chief Inspector Steven Hamilton, who is leading the search to find Duncan said:

Duncan has now been missing for over a week and we continue to use all available resources at our disposal in order to trace him.

Last night officers spoke with members of the St Andrews community as we continue to establish Duncan’s movements after he left Madras Rugby Club.

I would again appeal to the public to think back to last Wednesday evening and ask themselves if they saw Duncan, or have seen a man matching his description since this time, to come forward to help with ongoing inquiries.

As before I would ask local residents to check their vehicles, gardens, outbuildings and sheds as Duncan may have entered these in order to seek shelter.

I would like to extend my thanks to the local community, and members of the public who have come forward following our appeals for information. All of this information is vital to our ongoing inquiries to trace Duncan.

Anyone with any information that can assist with our investigations is asked to contact us as soon as possible.”

– Chief Inspector Steven Hamilton