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Body found in River Medway near Medway Wharf Road in Tonbridge believed to be Kieron Knowlden

18 March 2014
by Anna Young

Family have been informed after a body - believed to be that of missing man Kieron Knowlden - was pulled from the River Medway earlier today.

Police were called to Medway Wharf Road, in Tonbridge, at 6.40am. 

A cordon was put in place while detectives examined the scene. 

Kieron Knowlden, 25 was reported missing in Tonbridge on the evening of Saturday 1 March.

Kieron Knowlden, 25 was reported missing in Tonbridge on the evening of Saturday 1 March.

A police statement said today: "Formal identification is yet to take place but the body is believed to be that of Kieron Knowlden, who was reported missing on March 1.

"The family of the Kieron Knowlden has been informed."

Father-of-one Kieron Knowlden, 25, was last seen after spending a night in Mojo's bar in Tonbridge.

CCTV footage revealed his last known movements after leaving the bar at around 2am.

Police at the scene where a body was found in the River Medway at Tonbridge earlier today

Police at the scene where a body was found in the River Medway at Tonbridge earlier today

Police at the River Medway in Tonbridge during the search for Kieron Knowlden. Picture @Kent_999s

Police at the River Medway in Tonbridge during the search for Kieron Knowlden. Picture: @Kent_999s

The discovery comes after specialist diving teams scoured parts of the River Medway.

Surface water checks were also carried out in areas between Cannon Lane bridge, River Walk and Town Lock, and along nearby footpaths and towpaths.

Kent Search and Rescue used an aircraft to take aerial images of the river. 

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