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23 December 2019 16:35

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Fears mount after dad-of-four firefighter goes missing on Christmas pub crawl

Fears grow for firefighter Anthony Knott who went missing during Lewes pub crawl Anthony Knott, 33, went missing on 20 December during a pub crawl with his London Fire Brigade colleagues Fears are growing for a firefighter who went missing during a Christmas pub crawl on Friday. Father-of-four Anthony Knott, from Lincoln Green, Orpington, was last seen at The Lamb pub in Lewes, East Sussex at about 7.30pm during a night out with 11 of his London Fire Brigade (LFB) colleagues. Image: Anthony Knott was last seen at The Lamb in Lewes at 7.30pm on Friday. His fiancee, Lucy Otto, said there has been no activity on his phone since 7.20pm on Friday and it has been off since 1am on Saturday. "He is now a high risk and there will be search and rescue teams in the Lewes, Sussex area looking for him.

Sussex Police said it is "increasingly concerned" for the former professional footballer's welfare. Mr 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. Image copyright Family handout Image caption The firefighter was "adamant" he would be home in the early hours of the morning, his partner said. The partner of a firefighter who went missing on a work night out says his disappearance is "completely out of character".

Police in Sussex are "increasingly concerned" about Anthony Knott, who has been missing since Friday. The 33-year-old, from Orpington was last seen at a pub in Lewes with a group of 12 London firefighters. His partner Lucy Otto said: "The longer it goes on, the more worried we're getting." The group were moving between various pubs, but he was last seen at 19:30 in The Lamb on Fisher Street. Mr Knott, who is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, was wearing a black long-sleeve top, dark denim coat, dark denim jeans and black shoes. Sussex Police says officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a London firefighter reported missing since Friday evening (December 20) after last being seen in Lewes.

Police say he lost touch with the 12-strong group after it moved on from The Lamb in Fisher Street at around 7.30pm on Friday. Anthony is white, 5'8 tall, of medium build with medium brown short gelled hair. Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from mirror - daily news Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Fears are mounting after a firefighter went missing during a Christmas pub crawl. Police have issued an appeal after Anthony Knott disappeared, having been last seen at The Lamb pub in Lewes, East Sussex, on Friday (December 20). The dad-of-four, also a semi-professional footballer, had been pub hopping with around a dozen colleagues, with his disappearance said to be "very out of character".

Anthony is described as white, around 5 ft 8 with dark hair and was wearing a black long-sleeved top, dark denim jacket and dark jeans with black shoes. His distraught partner Lucy wrote on Facebook it is "very unusual behaviour" and that he would not intentionally stay away. She said Anthony, of Orpington, Kent, has not used his bank card or phone since around 7.20pm on the night in question. Lucy added that her partner is being considered as "high risk" while a family friend wrote "we all want him to come home". A message on a missing poster urged Anthony to get in contact and talk "through what help you need".

Police also urge anyone who knows if Anthony is ill, injured or thought to be in danger to call 999 immediately. Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from getwestlondon - MySouthLondon News Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Police are increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a London firefighter who was reported missing after a night out in Lewes, East Sussex. Anthony Knott, 33, from Lincoln Green, Orpington, had been in the East Sussex county town enjoying an evening out with colleagues, visiting various pubs. Anthony, who is a father of four children, lost touch with the 12-strong group after it moved on from The Lamb in Fisher Street at around 7.30pm on Friday (December 20). On her Facebook page Anthony's fiancé wrote that he has not used his bank cards since his disappearance and his phone was last on at 7.20pm at the same location. She wrote that it is "very unusual behaviour" and he "would not stay away intentionally". Anthony is described as a white male, 5'8 tall, of medium build with medium brown short gelled hair. He was wearing a black long sleeve top, dark denim coat, dark denim jeans and black smart shoes. Last seen in the Lewes area, Sussex. Last seen 10.30pm in The Lamb Of Lewes pub. Anyone who may have seen Anthony or who knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 727 of 21/12.