Body found in River Medway confirmed as missing Nigel Knights

Nigel Knights Image copyright Kent Police
Image caption Nigel Knights went missing from a supermarket on 9 May

A body found in a Kent river last month was that of missing grandfather Nigel Knights, police have confirmed.

A major search was launched within an hour of the 63-year-old disappearing during a shopping trip with his family in Strood on 9 May.

Tens of thousands of people joined an online appeal to find him.

His body was eventually found in the River Medway near Canal Road, Rochester, on Wednesday 18 May, Kent Police said.

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