“Devastated” – FBU issues statement after discovery of body believed to be missing firefighter

The FBU has issued a statement following the discovery of a body believed to be that of missing firefighter Anthony Knott.

Anthony went missing on a work night out in December. He was last seen in Lewes on December 20. Today police officers found a body, believed to be Anthony, at Denton Island in Newhaven harbour.

FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the reported death of Brother Anthony Knott. While his body has not yet been formally identified, we are thankful for the hard work of the search and rescue crews on the ground.

“This is not the news that FBU members had hoped for in the weeks since his disappearance. It is devastating to see the loss of one of our own and Anthony will be mourned by firefighters across the country. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues at this difficult time.”

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