A threatening video has been posted online by an account claiming to be that of the self-styled activist hacker group Anonymous'. The video accuses the police investigators in the Allan Bryant case of failing to effectively investigate the case and goes on to threaten Police Scotland with their own brand of justice.
The video has been condemned by Bryant's family. Bryant's father, also called Allan told the Daily Record: "The video started out all right and was voicing my concerns regarding Police Scotland. But I was shocked by the way it ended because they're actually threatening police officers in Glenrothes. It's up to the police how they deal with that but I'll not condone anything that threatens violence towards any police officers. It's not the right way to go about things. I don't want anyone threatening police officers in my son's name."
Bryant was last seen on 3 November 2013, outside a nightclub in Fife. A CCTV footage of him leaving the Styx Nightclub in Glenrothes was the last known sighting of the missing Scot, who his family now believe has been murdered. Bryant's father has also expressed doubts as to whether the video posted was from Anonymous, adding that "it may be a fake account".
The threatening video posted accused police investigators of "failing the Bryant family and went on to threaten the police by saying: "This is a message to Police Scotland. We are aware of your lack of cooperation with the family of missing man Allan Bryant junior. This is a warning to Police Scotland and particularly the Glenrothes Police headquarters — should you not to more to have the culprits that have harmed Allan Bryant junior brought to justice then we are going to initiate our very own justice against you and your officers."
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police in Fife have been made aware of a communication that suggests reprisals towards officers in Glenrothes. The safety of the public and our officers is an absolute priority. Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this and respond appropriately."
Police Scotland also confirmed the Allan Bryant missing person search "remains the largest ever conducted within Fife" and is still an ongoing investigation. The police have also appealed to the public to come forward with any information regarding Bryant's whereabouts or movements after his departure from the Styx Nightclub.