Missing fireman seen on CCTV the night he disappeared

CCTV footage which appears to show a missing firefighter on the night he disappeared has been released by police.

The video shows a man believed to be Anthony Knott, walking along White Hill in Lewes, East Sussex, where he was last seen on Friday December 20.

Mr Knott, a 33-year-old father of four from Orpington, Kent, had been out with friends at The Lamb pub in Fisher Street before leaving at about 7.16pm for unknown reasons, Sussex Police said.

New CCTV in search for missing firefighter

Further CCTV footage has come to light in the search to find missing London firefighter Anthony Knott. A man believed to be Anthony was captured on the opposite side of the road from the Elephant and Castle at 7.19pm on Friday 20 December. He was walking away from the town towards Offham Road, but at 7.37pm walked back into town towards Market Street where he was seen walking at 7.41pm. It’s not very clear, but he has distinctive walk and we’re hoping that someone who was in the area at the time may have seen him. Please get in touch online at https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/ or call 101 quoting Operation Barnstaple.

Posted by Sussex Police on Saturday, December 28, 2019

The CCTV footage shows him walking along White Hill, opposite the Elephant and Castle pub, at 7.19pm, and up Market Street at 7.41pm.

According to the time captured on the CCTV image, the second sighting occurs 20 minutes after Mr Knott’s phone was switched off.

Chief Inspector Sarah Godley said: “Anthony has a distinctive walk and we believe, in releasing this footage, more people may come forward with information.

“We are appealing for anyone in this CCTV footage to make contact with us so we can confirm whether this is Anthony.”

Missing firefighter
CCTV grab of firefighter Anthony Knott, who disappeared in Lewes on December 20 (Sussex Police/PA)

Mr Knott, who works for London Fire Brigade, is described as white, approximately 6ft and of medium build, with medium-brown short gelled hair.

He was last seen wearing a black long-sleeved top, a dark denim suit-style jacket, dark denim jeans and black shoes. He is also said to have a distinctive gait, with a slight bounce.

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