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Search under way in Tayport for missing Walenty Smernicki

Walenty Smernicki Image copyright Police Scotland

A major search is under way for an elderly man missing from his home in Fife since Sunday.

Police said they were using "water, land and air-based assets" in the hunt for 71-year-old Walenty Smernicki.

Mr Smernicki, who is known as Val, has not been back to his home in the west end of Tayport since Sunday evening. He was last seen walking towards the shoreline.

Police appealed for information from anyone who may have seen him.

Insp Jim Davenport said: "We are focusing our inquiries in the area close to Val's home address and we are still keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him since Sunday at 19:45."

Mr Smernicki is 5ft 11in tall, of slim build with short, grey hair and blue eyes. He may be wearing glasses.

When last seen, he was wearing a dark jacket, dark trousers and dark training shoes with a white sole.

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