Twee mans, albei 29, charged over the death of ex-Navy petty officer, 63

Twee mans, albei 29, are charged over the death of ex-Navy petty officer, 63, who disappeared on a charity cycle ride before his body was found three years later

  • Anthony Parsons, 63, verdwyn in 2017 while on a 110-mile cycle to Fort William
  • Grandfather’s remains were discovered in January this year near a farm at Bute
  • Police Scotland said that two men aged 29 have now been arrested and charged
  • Two men have been charged over the death of a cyclist who vanished four years ago.

    Former Navy petty officer Anthony Parsons, 63, known as Tony, disappeared while on a 110-mile charity cycle from his home in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, to Fort William.

    He was last seen at around 11.30pm on October 2, 2017, outside the Bridge of Orchy Hotel, Argyll and Bute.

    The grandfather’s remains were discovered in January this year in a remote area of ground close to a farm near the A82 at Bridge of Orchy.

    Anthony Parsons (op die foto), also known as Tony, went missing aged 63 in 2017 while on a long charity cycle from his home in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, to Fort William

    Anthony Parsons (op die foto), also known as Tony, went missing aged 63 in 2017 while on a long charity cycle from his home in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, to Fort William

    Police Scotland said two men aged 29 have been arrested and charged in connection with his death.

    They are due to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Thursday.

    At a funeral service for Mr Parsons at Stirling Crematorium in April, his family urged anyone with information to come forward, saying they ‘still need answersabout his death.

    Speaking on behalf of his family after the funeral, Mr Parsonsson Mike said: ‘The last three and a half years have been incredibly hard for us as a family and for all those who knew my dad.

    The grandfather's remains were discovered in January this year near a farm at the Bridge of Orchy, Argyll and Bute. Op die foto: His funeral procession

    The grandfather’s remains were discovered in January this year near a farm at the Bridge of Orchy, Argyll and Bute. Op die foto: His funeral procession

    ‘We have been left devastated by what has happened to my dad. As we come together as a family to celebrate my dad’s life and to say our final goodbyes, we hope we can begin to come to terms with his death.

    ‘We would like to say a heartfelt thank you for the support given and condolences passed from our friends and family, many of whom have been unable to attend today.

    ‘We still need answers to many questions surrounding my dad’s death so I would ask anyone who may have even the smallest piece of information to please speak to the police and help us get the answers and closure we need.

    Twee mans, both aged 29, have no

    Op die foto: A retired submariner tips his hat as he passes Mr Parsonscoffin at Stirling Crematorium in April

    Detective Inspector John McFall of the Major Investigations Team led the inquiry into Mr Parsons’s death.

    Hy het gesê: ‘I would like to offer my thanks to the local community for all their help and assistance throughout this investigation and to those who came forward with significant information.

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