1D Louis Tomlinson missing man appeal: Family told of body find

Louis Tomlinson (left) and Nigel Knights (right) Image copyright PA/Kent Police
Image caption Louis Tomlinson urged fans to share the appeal for information on missing Nigel Knights (right)

The family of a missing grandfather whose details were shared online by One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson have been told a body has been discovered.

Kent Police said a body was found shortly after 17:15 on Wednesday in the River Medway at Strood Pier, Rochester.

Formal identification is yet to take place but the family of Nigel Knights, who went missing on 9 May, has been informed.

Tomlinson tweeted about the search and called on his fans to help.

Mr Knights, from Rochester, went missing on 9 May after shopping with his family in Strood.

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