POLICE have re-opened the investigation into the disappearance of a High Valleyfield man - almost 25 years after he went missing.

Peter McGuire was 21 when he was last seen leaving Carnegie Leisure Centre in Dunfermline on January 27, 1993 and his car was later found near the Forth Road Bridge.

An extensive search was launched to find him but there were no further sightings or information – until now.

In November 2016 information was received that a man using Peter's name and date of birth had been living rough in the Hastings area of England and this information was followed up by police in Fife.

The force said that, as a result of these inquiries, it had been established that this male quickly moved on and may have then been in the West London area.

Peter's family have been informed and police are continuing to carry out investigative work to try and identify the man.

Detective Inspector Kelly McEwan, from Dunfermline CID, said: "At this time, we do not know if the male down south is indeed the Peter McGuire who went missing from High Valleyfield almost 25 years ago, however he provided information which suggested knowledge of Peter’s circumstances.

"As such we are conducting a thorough investigation and liaising with our colleagues at the relevant police forces to try and identify and speak to this individual.

"Members of the public who live in any of the locations currently involved in this inquiry and who believe they have useful information are asked to contact police immediately, particularly those living and working within the homeless networks.

"We would also ask that if Peter McGuire becomes aware of this appeal then he comes forward to speak with us.

"I would like to stress that our priority is confirming if Peter is safe and well and we will not disclose his whereabouts to any other person against his wishes."

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Peter's family said: “Peter you are a big part of our lives that is missing and the pain of that has never gone away.

"We all love you so much and worry about you every day. Please Peter find it in yourself to get in touch.

"It would be a blessing to hear from you. We would love for you to be a part of our lives again in any way you choose, your terms, your pace, one step at a time.

"We are here for you, our doors will always be open for you. God bless you Peter and know that you are loved by us all so very much.”

Those with information can contact Dunfermline Police Station via 101.