Police renew appeal for missing Eyemouth man

EXACTLY a year since Eyemouth man, Matthew Dyet, went missing, police are making a renewed appeal for information.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 17th February 2010, 10:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2010, 10:32 am

Matthew was last seen at 5pm on Tuesday, February 17 2009. At the time, he was with his cross-collie dog, and was captured on CCTV leaving Costcutters on the High Street in Eyemouth.

The 58-year-old has not been traced, or made contact with any relatives or friends since.

Commenting on his disappearance, Berwickshire Inspector Janice Etherson said: "This is by no means a closed case, and it is disappointing to have no new leads, one year since Matthew Dyet disappeared.

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"His disappearance is very much out of character, but there have been no more confirmed sightings since last February, despite extensive investigation and media coverage.

"This case will not close until we can provide some answers for Matthew Dyet's family and friends.

"He was well known locally as a busker, so we are trying to jog people's memories today to find out if anyone has any more information that could be helpful to us.

"We won't give up hope of finding out exactly what happened a year ago, and will continue to do all we can until we do."

Matthew Dyet is described as being around 5ft 9ins tall, with long grey hair, and was wearing a blue jacket, and a grey or beige jumper with faded jeans, when he was last seen.

He was well known in the 'Killies' area of Eyemouth and used to busk in Berwick, Galashiels and other towns.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on (0131) 311 3131 or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.