Fresh appeal by police for missing man

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By Andrea McCallum

POLICE have launched a fresh appeal for information on the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of a well-known busker.

Matthew Dyet has not been traced since he was last seen in his home town of Eyemouth on February 17 last year.

The 58-year-old was captured on CCTV leaving Costcutters on High Street with his cross-collie dog at 5pm that day.

Mr Dyet is described as 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.

Inspector Janice Etherson of Lothian and Borders Police said: “This is by no means a closed case, and it is disappointing to have no new leads, one year since Matthew Dyet disappeared.

“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.”

Mr Dyet’s dog was found in the back garden of his home address the day he went missing, but he has not been home since.

Anyone with information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

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