The death of a 63-year-old ex-Navy officer petty officer was the subject of two men in their 29s being charged. His body was discovered three years later on a charity bike ride.

  • Anthony Parsons (63), vanished while on a 110-mile ride to Fort William in 2017.
  • In January, the remains of Grandfather were found near Bute’s farm. 
  • Police Scotland stated that two men, aged 29 and 29, were now being held and charged

The death of a four-year-old cyclist has been the subject of two men being charged.

Anthony Parsons, an ex-Navy petty Officer, is now known simply as Tony. He was on a charity bike of 110 miles from Tillicoultry (Cleckmannanshire) to Fort William.

Last seen around 11.30pm, on October 2, 2017, at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel.

In January, the remains of the grandfather were found in an area of remote ground near a Bridge of Orchy farm.

Anthony Parsons (pictured), also known as Tony, went missing aged 63 in 2017 while on a long charity cycle from his home in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, to Fort William

Anthony Parsons, also known by Tony (pictured), was reported missing in 2017, while on a charity ride from Tillicoultry in Clackmannanshire to Fort William.

Police Scotland reported that two 29-year-old men were arrested in connection to the death of his father.

The pair will be appearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court Thursday.

His family asked anyone who had information about Mr Parsons’ death to contact them at Stirling Crematorium.  

Mike Parsons, the son of Mr Parsons spoke on behalf his family at the funeral. He said that the last three-and-a half years had been extremely difficult for him and all who were close to him.

The grandfather's remains were discovered in January this year near a farm at the Bridge of Orchy, Argyll and Bute. Pictured: His funeral procession

In January of this year, the remains of his grandfather were found near a Bridge of Orchy farm in Argyll and Yete. Pictured: His funeral procession

“We were left distraught by the death of my father. We hope that as we gather together as a family, to remember my father’s life and say our last goodbyes to him, it will be easier to accept his passing.

“We are grateful for your support and the condolences from family members and friends who have not been able to join us today.

“We need to know the truth about my dad’s passing so we ask everyone who has any information, to contact police immediately and get the closure that we seek.

Two men, both aged 29, have no

Pictured: A retired submariner tips his hat as he passes Mr Parsons’ coffin at Stirling Crematorium in April

John McFall, Detective Inspector with the Major Investigations Team was responsible for the investigation into Mr Parsons’s murder.

He stated that he would like to express his gratitude to the community for their assistance and support during this investigation, as well as to all those who provided valuable information.