Police were called at 9.41 am (January 10) to reports of a body in the water at Denton Island.

Officers attended the scene and recovered the body of a man.

Police believe the body is of missing firefighter, Anthony Knott, 33, from Orpington.

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The firefighter disappeared on December 20 after going to the pub in Lewes, East Sussex, with friends.

He left The Lamb pub in Fisher Street at around 7.16pm for unknown reasons and was captured on CCTV approximately half an hour later walking nearby.

Detective Inspector 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 family’s 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.”