Police release images of man thought to have fallen from Tay Road Bridge

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Police have issued images of a man believed to have fallen from the Tay Road Bridge as they work to establish his identity.

He is thought to have jumped or fallen from the Fife side of the bridge into the River Tay at about 3.40pm on New Year’s Day.

Officers said they need to identify the man and try to find him but have so far had no-one reported missing who matches his description.

The man i s white and in his 50s and was wearing a dark tammy-style hat, a large black winter coat over a dark green jumper or shirt, grey jeans and black shoes.

He entered the bridge walkway from the Dundee side and was seen to be smoking a cigarette he had taken from a tobacco pouch.

Chief Inspector Nicky Russell said: ‘We need the assistance of the public to help us identify the man in the images.

“We have had nobody that matches the description reported as missing to us and we need to establish who this man is as soon as possible.

“Coastguard were contacted and carried out an extensive search of the river, but to date there has been no sightings.

“If you recognise him, please get in touch with Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference CR/76/18.”