TWO men have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a cyclist who vanished three years ago.

The pair, both 29, were nicked on Wednesday in connection with missing Tony Parsons.

Tony Parsons vanished three years ago when cycling home


Tony Parsons vanished three years ago when cycling homeCredit: PA:Press Association

They have since been released by cops probing the mystery.

Tony, then 63, 0f Tillicoultry, Stirlingshire, left his home on September 29, 2017 and boarded a train to Fort William.

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He had planned to cycle home, and was spotted arriving at the station at around 4.10pm before starting his cycle southbound on the A82.

He was then seen passing the Claymore Filling Station at Glencoe Village shortly after 6pm.

He travelled south on the A82 and was last seen around 11.30pm outside the Bridge of Orchy Hotel on the West Highland Way.

He then continued south in the direction of Tyndrum, but neither Tony, nor his bicycle, has been seen since.

A large police and forensic presence is now understood to be in place at a farm in the area.

When last seen, Tony was wearing a red waterproof jacket, a blue long-sleeved cycling top, a high-vis vest, fingerless gloves with beige combat trousers and walking boots.

He was also wearing a silver and grey cycling helmet, carrying a silver and blue rucksack and riding a yellow-framed bike with black handlebars.

A police spokeswoman said tonight: “We can confirm that on Wednesday, 30 December, 2020, two men, both aged 29, were arrested and then released pending further enquiries in connection with the disappearance of Anthony Parsons, who was reported missing in September 2017.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

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