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Emergency service teams trying to locate a missing fireman have extended their search to include the area around an outdoor swimming pool
Emergency service teams trying to locate a missing fireman have extended their search to include the area around an outdoor swimming pool

By Tom Pilgrim

Emergency service teams trying to locate a missing fireman have extended their search to include the area around an outdoor swimming pool.

Sussex Police said they are working with the London Fire Brigade to search the freshwater Pells Pool and the Pellbrook Cut river in Lewes, East Sussex, as part of ongoing efforts to find Anthony Knott.

The 33-year-old was last seen on the evening of December 20.

Mr Knott, a father of four from Orpington, Kent, was at a pub in Lewes before becoming separated from his friends at around 7.30pm.

Writing on Facebook, his fiancee, Lucy Otto, made a plea for information: "I'm coming to search for you again today, I won't rest until I know what's happened to you. Please someone must know or have seen something!"

Sussex Police said there was no information to suggest that Mr Knott had left the Lewes area.

Detective Chief Inspector Alasdair Henry said: "It has now been a number of days since Anthony was reported missing and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

"Our specialist teams have carried out extensive searches with support from volunteers and other emergency services.

"We have extended these searches to include the Pells Pool and the surrounding area.

"We are extremely grateful for everyone's support and we continue to appeal to anyone with any information about Anthony's disappearance to please come forward."

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