Concerns grow over London firefighter not seen since Christmas night out

Concerns are growing over a London firefighter who has gone missing after last being seen on a Christmas night out.

Anthony Knott, 33, was last seen in Lewes on Friday at about 7.30pm.

Knott's disappearance is "very out of character", according to friends and family. His fiancee, Lucy Otto, has appealed for help to find him, as she expressed her concerns over his disappearance in the build up to Christmas.

She said there has been no activity on his phone since 7.20pm on Friday and it has been off since 1am on Saturday. Furthermore, she said his bank card has also not been used.

Anthony Knott missing: Concerns grow over London firefighter not seen since Christmas night out in Lewes

A large search and rescue operation has been launched, with police, volunteers, LFB colleagues and a drone all looking for him.

Sussex Police said it is "increasingly concerned" for the former professional footballer's welfare.

Knott is described as a white male, 5ft 8ins tall of a medium build with short brown gelled hair.

Knott, who plays for Orpington Athletic FC, was wearing a black long sleeve top, dark denim coat, dark denim jeans and smart black shoes.

Anyone who may have seen Mr Knott or knows of his whereabouts should contact Sussex Police on 101, quoting 727 of 21/12.

If he is ill, injured or thought to be in danger, dial 999 immediately.

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