Body found in River Ouse believed to be missing firefighter Anthony Knott

Police believe a body discovered in the River Ouse at Newhaven this morning (Friday, 10) is believed to be that of missing firefighter Anthony Knott.

The 33-year-old disappeared on a night out with colleagues in Lewes on Friday, December 20.

Officers said a member of the public alerted police at 9.41am to the body of a man in the water at Denton Island.

Police believe the body is that of Anthony, from Orpington in Kent.

DI Mark Rosser said:

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Anthony at this difficult time.

“We too are saddened by this update and would ask the public and media to respect the families’ privacy at this time.

“We would like to thank the public for their tremendous support with our investigation into the disappearance of Anthony, along with our partner agencies and volunteers who assisted with the search.”

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